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A health worker, wearing a personal protective equipment, returns to her ambulance on November 11, 2014 after tranporting a patient to the Hastings treatment center in Hastings, outside Freetown, the only run exclusively by locals.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:20

An ambulance in Sierra Leone is sent out to pick up a suspected patient. But after two wrong turns and several stops for directions, it arrives at the home of a 14-year-old boy with no signs of Ebola.

A newsstand owner counts Argentine pesos in Buenos Aires. Many Argentines carry large amounts of cash, saying they do not trust banks. This has contributed to a surge in robberies.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:19

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.

A truck driven by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sits near Bank of America Stadium after the quarterback was involved in an accident Tuesday.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:48

The player suffered two fractures in his lower back when a truck he was driving flipped several times on a bridge close to his team's stadium in downtown Charlotte.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:43

A group of CEOs wants the Obama administration to backtrack on efforts to regulate workplace wellness. The programs have ballooned in popularity, but there's little evidence they work.

Members of the community in New Georgia Signboard greet President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Monday for the launch of the Ebola Must Go! campaign.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:28

Liberia has started a campaign to get communities more involved in stopping Ebola. But even in the town handpicked to launch the campaign, a family of survivors has been ostracized.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:44

Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber testifies Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee. He apologized for his comments on how the Affordable Care Act was created.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:46

MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 10:34

Earlier, GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss said the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogation practices "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 09:11

The U.N. organization said that after it suspended a food-voucher program earlier this month, individuals, the private sector and governments stepped in to raise the money.

An IKONOS satellite image of a facility near Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 17, 2003, shows what is reportedly the largest CIA covert prison in Afghanistan, code-named the Salt Pit.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 07:41

The report is the most comprehensive account of interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The report found the techniques provided no useful intelligence.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel greets U.S. troops upon his arrival at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, on Monday.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 05:44

Hagel is the first secretary of defense to visit the country since President Obama ended American combat involvement in Iraq in 2011.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:11

An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:11

"People within the fraternity life feel wronged," says a University of Virginia fraternity member about a discredited news article. But as educator on sexual assault, he knows the problem is real.

While people can often estimate how much they might need for 10 or 15 years of retirement, that calculation becomes more difficult for retirement that could last 20 years or more.
Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:11

You don't know how long you'll live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 04:11

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.

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