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Liberians In America Help Dispel Ebola Myths Back Home

A phone network of families that spans continents is helping get the word out: To protect yourselves from Ebola, don't eat bush meat, get sick loved ones medical treatment and avoid their body fluids.

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Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.

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After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

The U.S. Justice Department bashed the juvenile justice system in Shelby County, Tenn., in 2012. Now, Memphis courts are trying to find a way forward.

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The usual suspect: Bats harbor dozens of deadly viruses, such as rabies and influenza. Several studies suggest that bats may also carry Ebola. Tyler Hicks/Getty Images hide caption

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'
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Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer
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Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain
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Skeptics In Sierra Leone Doubt Ebola Virus Exists
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