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The port city of Mbandaka on the Congo River is a major commercial and transportation hub 500 miles from the capital city of Kinshasa. Shoppers and merchants trade in the city's outdoor markets.
Eggs themselves are remarkably resistant to germs like salmonella. The shell and proteins in the egg white normally do a good job of fending off pathogens. But eggs laid by a bird infected with salmonella will likely be infected, too.
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When The Levees Broke: The rate of suicide in 2008 and 2009 in Orleans Parish was about twice as high as it was the two years before the levees broke. Above, the 17th Street Canal Levee.
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This artist's rendering shows two Saturn-size planets discovered by NASA's Kepler telescope. Scientists say there is evidence of a third planet, a much smaller one, whose diameter appears to be about 50 percent larger than Earth's.
Eggs apparently contaminated with salmonella bacteria have made more than a thousand people sick in the U.S., prompting a massive recall and renewed scrutiny of the nation's food safety program.
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In a French cemetery in 1939, two members of the British Expeditionary Force observe the traditional two-minute silence on Nov. 11 -- Armistice Day. Post-World War I Britain is the focus of Juliet Nicolson's The Great Silence, one of Tina Brown's most recent recommended reads.
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