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Critics throw cold water on the Ice Bucket Challenge

By Courtney Crandell
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Culture | In 2012, “Gangnam Style” parodies stormed the internet. In 2013, thousands posted videos of themselves convulsing to the “Harlem Shake.” But in 2014,

Ebola outbreak shows no sign of slowing down

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | After completing his 21-day isolation on Sunday, SIM missionary David Writebol flew to Atlanta to visit his wife, Nancy, who is being treated for Ebola at…

Kent Brantly recovering ‘in every way,’ may leave hospital soon

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the Ebola-stricken American missionaries recovering at an Atlanta hospital, said Friday he could be discharged in the “near…

Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide Monday, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to…

Ebola claims another African doctor

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | Another leading physician in Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola has died from the disease, an official announced Wednesday. So far, Ebola has infected more…

Spanish priest dies as ethicists debate Ebola drug protocols

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Ebola Virus | A Spanish missionary priest died today in Madrid after being treated for Ebola as international officials debate the ethics of using a new experimental…

Scientists retract explanation for narcolepsy-swine flu vaccine link

By Daniel James Devine
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Science | Scientists hoping to explain how a swine flu vaccine caused narcolepsy among Europeans may have to dream on. Stanford University researchers have retracted a…

Missionaries quarantined after arriving in the U.S. from Liberia

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | David Writebol, husband of Ebola-stricken missionary Nancy Writebol, arrived in the United States on Sunday night with two other SIM staff members, the…

Parents’ voices heard in sex ed textbook controversy

By Mary Jackson
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Education | UPDATE (Friday, Aug. 15, 9:45 a.m.): The Fremont, Calif., school board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to not use Your Health Today in ninth grade health classes and…

Kent Brantly: I thank God for His mercy

By Andrew Branch
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Ebola Virus | In first public statement, Ebola-stricken missionary doctor recounts the horror of watching others die from the disease

Web reads: One doctor saves 50 million lives, another aborts ‘for Jesus’

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Lifesaver. The BBC tells the story of a little-known American doctor who helped save 50 million lives by coming up with an oral rehydration formula for…

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

Midday Roundup: Russian gang commits worldwide email hack

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Security breach. A Russian cyber gang has hacked email accounts around the world. Experts say the Russian crime ring has hacked almost one-third of the…

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