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Goats and Soda

Ebola Is Rapidly Mutating As It Spreads Across West Africa

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James Tomsheck poses in his office in Washington in June 2009. At the time, he was assistant commissioner for internal affairs with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Law

Former Border Protection Insider Alleges Corruption, Distortion In Agency

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The Salt

How Foster Farms Is Solving The Case Of The Mystery Salmonella

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Wednesday

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Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy exchanged multiple emails with executives at Pearson PLC about the potential for working together. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To KnowSouthern California Public Radio

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The RSS, the ideological source of Hindu nationalism, practices dawn drills in a suburban Delhi park. Volunteers rehearse calisthenics, sing patriotic songs and salute their saffron flag as part of their pledge to protect India against potential dangers. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

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An ActionAid worker delivers basic goods to Amanda Ellis, whose mango business has crashed since five members of her family died of Ebola. She says that she has been abandoned by her friends. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Ebola Took Her Daughters And Made Her An Outcast

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Jude Law prepares for the looming pandemic in the 2011 movie Contagion. There are huge differences between viruses in movies and Ebola in real life. Warner Bros/The Kobal Collection hide caption

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The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much

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Attorney General Eric Holder participates in a closed-door meeting Wednesday with students at St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson

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President Obama meets with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. Holder is traveling to Ferguson, Mo., where a federal investigation is under way in the police shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was unarmed. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

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Officers Ned Bandoske (left) and Ernest Stevens are part of San Antonio's mental health squad — a six-person unit that answers the frequent emergency calls where mental illness may play a role. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

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An Israeli Merkava tank drives past a field of sunflowers along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as it moves out of the Gaza Strip on Aug. 3. Gil Cohen Magen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

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