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Sweden To Recognize Palestinian State

The move, which was announced by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, would make Sweden the first major European nation to take that step.

Al-Qaida Reasserts Itself With Khorasan Group

Some critics say the al-Qaida unit known as the Khorasan Group was bluffed up as an excuse for U.S. airstrikes in Syria. Intelligence officials and analysts say the group exists and is dangerous.

Dallas Health Officials Lower Ebola 'Contact Traces' To 50

A doctor at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas says the list of "contact traces" has been narrowed and that "will be followed on a daily basis" to check for symptoms.

A Simple Question Can Stop Ebola: How Do You Feel?

Modern medicine offers no easy way to spot Ebola early. The key to preventing an outbreak is still old-fashioned detective work.

Here's How An Ebola Quarantine Works In The U.S.

The family that hosted Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas is under quarantine. It's a time-honored public health tool to stop the spread of infectious disease. But it can be abused.

Is Enterovirus D68 Behind The Mysterious Paralysis In Children?

Several dozen children in California and Colorado have suffered paralyzed limbs, which doctors speculate could be caused by the respiratory virus EV-68. But we're a long way from knowing for sure.

After Protests Over History Curriculum, School Board Tries To Compromise

For weeks, Colorado high school students protested a proposal that the AP history course promote patriotism. The school board dropped some controversial language, but voted to review the curriculum.

NPR Poll: Senate Battleground Tilts Republican, But Still Anybody's Game

A new NPR poll concentrates on the Senate battleground the 12 states that will determine control of the Senate next year. It found an electorate where nobody likes anybody.

Norway Is Great For Older Folks And So Are Bolivia And Rwanda

In a survey of 96 countries on how their over-60 citizens fare, some rankings were completely predictable: Norway was first and Afghanistan was last. In between, there are a number of surprises.

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