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Plotting The American Role In Fighting The AIDS Epidemic

To learn about the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Melissa Block talks with Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. Birx talks about combating complacency in the fight against the AIDS epidemic.

Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists

Sierra Leone is at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak. But many people there don't think the virus is real. Others are so frightened by Ebola that they're afraid to take sick relatives to clinics.

Malaysia Flight Wreckage Was 'Like The End Of The World'

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise was among the first to arrive at the site of the downed flight in Ukraine in late July. She says it's hard to get the faces of the dead out of her mind.

Dutch Call Off Search For Additional Remains In Ukraine

The Dutch prime minister said continuing the search at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight is too dangerous. Russia has stationed tens of thousands of troops near its border with Ukraine.

Hawaii, Which Almost Never Has Hurricanes, Is Getting Ready For 2

Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are both expected to weaken into tropical storms before approaching the islands later this week, but residents are being urged to stock up on supplies.

Following Western Sanctions, Russia Orders Ban On Some Imports

The Kremlin did not name names, but asked his agencies to come up with a list but also make sure that the ban prevents the "rapid growth of prices of agricultural and food products."

Murdoch Withdraws Bid To Buy Time Warner

Instead of buying Time Warner for a reported $80 billion, Twenty-First Century Fox will buy back $6 billion worth of shares of its own stock.

Hearts, Minds, Tweets: Battling Terrorism Online

A new U.S. initiative is hoping a social media campaign will turn people away from terrorism.

Sprint Names New CEO, As T-Mobile Bid Is Said To Crumble

The proposed merger was supposed to create a new company to challenge the behemoths Verizon and AT&T. The new CEO intimated that Sprint is prepared to go it alone.

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