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  • End 'panic' measures undermining fight against Ebola: Ghana

    End 'panic' measures undermining fight against Ebola: Ghana
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called for the easing of restrictions on West African nations fighting Ebola, saying "panic" measures had led to isolation and undermined the battle against the disease. Airlines have...
  • Colombian organization that aids displaced women wins top humanitarian award

    BOGOTA, Colombia A group of women in the troubled Colombian port city of Buenaventura has been awarded one of the world's most prestigious humanitarian awards for its work with survivors of forced displacement and sexual violence. The group, called...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Selected as United Nations Messenger of Peace

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Leonardo DiCaprio as a U.N. Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. DiCaprio, a longtime environmental activist, will address the U.N. Climate...
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal, likely White House contender, touts energy plan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 U.S. presidential run, accused the Obama administration on Tuesday of being "science deniers" when it comes to energy, a critique often aimed at his own party....
  • Some Texas textbooks get climate change wrong, watchdog group charges

    AUSTIN, Texas Several textbooks up for approval by the Texas State Board of Education offer false scientific information, according to an education watchdog group. Echoing previous battles about evolution and creationism, the group, Texas Freedom...
  • Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage

    Debate about closing income gap focuses on minimum wage
    Raising the minimum wage may not be the best way in the long run to narrow society's growing income gap, several speakers said Tuesday during a panel discussion in Winter Park. Among the ideas for closing the gap between the affluent and the poor, the...
  • Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post

    Hinsdale high school district stops investigating teachers who 'liked' Facebook post
    The investigation into 17 suburban teachers who liked a Facebook post featuring a photo of an ax lodged in a car windshield has been canceled, a school official said Tuesday. Hinsdale Township High School District 86 administrators canceled the probe...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio gets a climate-change gig with the U.N.

    Leonardo DiCaprio gets a climate-change gig with the U.N.
    Leonardo DiCaprio will be the face of the United Nations' effort to raise awareness of its climate change efforts.  The "Wolf of Wall Street" star was bestowed the rather weighty-sounding title of "Messenger of Peace" on Tuesday, courtesy of Secretary-...
  • FAU, Technion announce medical school partnership

    On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the medical schools of Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton and the world-renowned Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel announced a historic, new partnership. The announcement took place in Zinman Hall...
  • The Ebola threat [Editorial]

    The Ebola threat  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama announced today that he will send up to 3,000 health workers and military personnel to Liberia to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa that has paralyzed the health system there and threatened the lives of...
  • How Much Television Can the TV Biz -- and Viewers -- Handle?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As a new television season begins this month, even the most devoted couch potatoes may be overwhelmed by the deluge of new and returning series premieres that will unspool over the next year. And they're not the only ones....