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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

Ferguson Pastor: This Is Not A Race Issue; This Is A Human Issue

Rev. Willis Johnson's church is in Missouri the town where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer. His recent interaction with an angry, protesting teen was emotional for the father.

Radio In Liberia Seems Like It's All Ebola, All The Time

Deejays talk about it. Singers sing about it. Press conferences are broadcast live. Liberia's radio stations are devoting much of their airtime to spreading the word: Ebola is real.

The NPR Ed Mailbag: The Participation Trophy

Is it "killing our sense of competition" or "simply something to commemorate their time as part of a team"? Here are some of your many responses to our story on giving kids awards for participating.

Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

Heads Still Dry, Scientists Try New Approach With ALS

An international team of scientists is experimenting with a potential drug to block the production of a protein linked to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Fleeing War And Finding Work

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

Helping Students Make Sense Of A Young Black Man's Death In Missouri

The shooting of Michael Brown may raise questions for students, and teachers need to be prepared.

Chatham County Offers Temporary Amnesty For Traffic Court Fines

A month-long program will waive fines for missed traffic court dates in the hope it will encourage people to pay their traffic tickets.

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