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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Stephen (right) and Sambo (left) talk to a sick man in Freetown to determine if he should be tested for Ebola. (Photo: WHO/Stephan Saporito)
The Ebola death toll in the three West African countries most impacted by the virus has climbed to at least 7,373 of 19,031 known infections, the World Health Organization revealed in data released Saturday. Western Sierra Leone is the " hotspot " of the ongoing outbreak, according to the WHO, which notes that this country has the highest...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Maxima Acuña at her property in front of the Blue Lagoon (Photo: Jorge Chávez Ortiz)
For over three years, indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe has...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
German researchers have discovered a new flaw in the global network known as...

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Despite an epidemic of astonishing proportions - 22 veteran suicides a day - grandstanding, retiring, obstructionist Sen. Tom "Dr. No" Coburn, R-Okla., took his final stand against humanity by single-handedly blocking the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, which had broad support and would have cost $22 million, or about the cost of three-and-a-half hours of the Iraq War. "Sickening," said the head of a veterans' group. "This is why people hate Washington."