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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has arrived in West Africa to assess the Ebola outbreak. The situation in Liberia, he says, is "absolutely unprecedented."

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The Salt

High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

Several factors — from a virus sweeping through hog barns to a drought in the Plains states — have driven up the price of pork and beef. But consumers keep buying it.

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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, served two tours in Iraq. He says, "It was not glamorous and it's not SEAL Team 6; it's just work, and I wanted to tell a story about that."

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CDC Director On Ebola: 'We Are Definitely Not At The Peak'

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Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

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High Prices Aren't Scaring Consumers Away From The Meat Counter

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Beware The 'Waitmare,' And Other Restaurant Frights

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Uncle Ace Blood Orange

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Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

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Bootie Beat Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins

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Marine Turned Novelist Brings Brutal, Everyday Work Of War Into Focus

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Bend The Black Seeds
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Libya's Crisis: A Shattered Airport, Two Parliaments, Many Factions

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Drum Drum The Redneck Manifesto

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Obama Considers Widening Strikes Against Islamic State Militants

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