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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

Second American Aid Worker With Ebola Arrives At Emory

As a second American infected with Ebola arrived Tuesday at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, an outbreak of the disease in Africa continues to spread. Nancy Writebol is one of more than 1,300 people who have contracted the disease since March.

From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.

Before 'Freedom Summer,' A Wave Of Violence Largely Forgotten

The killings of three civil rights activists in 1964 put pressure on Washington to fight racial terror in the South. But there were countless lesser-known attacks, like the one on Richard Joe Butler.

A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.

In Tech Marketing Jobs, Women's Successes Are Rarely Recognized

It's no secret that men dominate the top positions in Silicon Valley. But there are areas of the tech industry with lots of women: marketing and PR. Their contributions are often key, but overlooked.

Where The Wild Things Play

What makes a great adventure playground? Among other things, lots of freedom, stuff to build ... and a zip line.

Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers And Consumers

Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region in the world. American corporations are seeking ways to do business on a continent that is home to 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24.

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