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They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

The pay is generous — $1,000 a month. The risks are enormous. They collect the body of an Ebola victim, avoiding any contact that could infect them. They wear safety garb. And they pray.

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Zero-Tolerance Policing Is Not Racism, Say St. Louis-Area Cops

The protests following Michael Brown's death have rekindled long-standing complaints about racist policing in the St. Louis area. Cops there are now becoming more outspoken in their own defense.

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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

And you thought cemeteries were for the dead. A nighttime census of leafy Bellefontaine in St. Louis reveals at least two species of bats. Parklike graveyards provide key habitat for urban wildlife.

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They Are The Body Collectors: A Perilous Job In The Time Of Ebola

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Tea Legs The Transatlantics

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Foley's Mother: We Didn't Want Him To Go Back To Syria

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Teen Drama? Occult Thriller? Gritty War Epic? 'Bone Clocks' Is All Three

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Kuam De Heere, or Diamonds of the Community, depicts the assassination of Indira Gandhi and focuses on the personal lives of her killers. Critics say it glorifies them. The film has been screened in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, but its release has been blocked in India. Kaum de Heere hide caption

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Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination

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Moon Little People
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Flight Hidden Orchestra

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Night Of The Cemetery Bats

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