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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.

Wide Range Of Hospital Charges For Blood Tests Called 'Irrational'

An analysis of hospital charges in California couldn't explain the wide variation in listed prices for routine lab work. Teaching hospitals and government-run hospitals charged the least.

In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

Abandoned storefronts in strip malls are common here in one of the largest cities to file for bankruptcy. But one abandoned storefront plays host to a thriving punk indie music scene.

Ebola Numbers Vastly Underestimate Reach Of Outbreak, WHO Says

Nearly 2,000 cases have been reported, but staff in West Africa say there are likely many more. The World Health Organization is also coordinating a "massive scaling up" of the international response.

In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.

What The U.S. Health Care System Can Learn From Ebola Outbreak

Future outbreaks of superbugs that resist treatment will test the American health care system's ability to respond. A prominent patient advocate says we need to be ready.

A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.