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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'

A health educator working in Sierra Leone says her organization, Doctors Without Borders, is "at max capacity" and more help is needed to control an outbreak that is still raging.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan, And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Has An Ebola Corner Been Turned? One Perspective: 'No, No, No, No'
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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua
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