The third American health worker to contract the Ebola virus in Liberia was an obstetrician at the ELWA hospital, which is run by the missionary group SIM. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in the country. The doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.

The Arirang mass festival re-enacts the history of North Korea. The flag depicted in the background was created by audience members holding up cards. Julia Leeb/teNeues hide caption

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A Photographic Tour Of A Country That Doesn't Like Cameras

Photographer Julia Leeb traveled to North Korea twice on tourist visas and shares her experience with a book of photos called North Korea: Anonymous Country.

Street sweepers clean up broken glass and debris after a Ukrainian army artillery attack in late August on Russian-backed separatist fighters in Donetsk. One street sweeper was killed in late July by shelling — but the need for a paycheck and the pride they take in their city is what keeps city government workers like these returning to work each day. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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Despite Shelling, Ukrainian Workers Keep Watering The Flowers

Amid fighting between government forces and pro-Russia separatists, electricity, water and other city services continue. The workers face risks associated with war as well as divided allegiances.

The murals by Diego Rivera and other works at the Detroit Institute of Arts would be safe from creditors under the plan before a bankruptcy judge on Tuesday. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court

The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they are being railroaded.

A woman gathers shells along the ocean near the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J., early Tuesday. The casino resort has closed, a little over two years after opening with the promise of helping to renew Atlantic City. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down

It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel Casino Hotel. Its closure is part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September.

An Afghan policeman searches a man at a checkpoint where a NATO soldier was stabbed to death in Kabul on Aug. 20. As U.S. and NATO troops are drawing down in Afghanistan, the Taliban have been stepping up attacks this summer. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up

U.S. combat troops will be gone by year's end and Afghanistan is still trying to sort out its presidential election. The Taliban, meanwhile, have launched some of their largest offensives in years.

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