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Uranium now in a less-dangerous form that is more difficult to use for nuclear weapons; US to release billions in Iranian property More
An aid group reported this week that Ebola has infected a second American medical worker in Liberia. The American-based group, Samaritan’s Purse, has medical experts working in the country. More
A United Nations official says the shooting down of a Malaysian airplane over eastern Ukraine may be judged a war crime. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down with a surface-to-air missile earlier this month. The plane crashed in territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists. More
Two Chinese heavyweight boxers are changing the face of boxing in the United States. More
Current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest recorded -- more than 600 people have died from the disease over the past four months | As It Is More
People who support legalization of marijuana say some kinds of the plant offer extraordinary help for human health. For example, one kind of medical marijuana is reported to ease effects of epilepsy, a disease of the nervous system. More
Hundreds of newly-identified plants and animals in Southeast Asia are in danger. Poachers killed a famous elephants in Kenya. And scientists are working to save polar bears population in Alaska and the Bering Sea. More
Maryland’s so-called 'Ice Cream Trail' is 460 kilometers long. The state's agriculture secretary says itl brings valuable attention to the state’s dairy farms | American Mosaic More
Buchanan was the last president before the North and South divided into civil war. More
Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report More