Jason Beaubien

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Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan

Saturday, July 08, 2017

On Sunday, South Sudan marks six years as independent country. Between its civil war and humanitarian crisis, things are so bad that anniversary celebrations were canceled.

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Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

So far this year, there have been only six cases of wild polio — and 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio, most of them in Syria.

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More People Living As Refugees Now Than Anytime Since WWII, New U.N. Reports Says

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More people are living today as refugees or displaced persons than at any time since World War II. A new United Nations Refugee Agency report says 65 million people are now uprooted from their homes.

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5 Surprising Facts About The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not since World War II have there been so many people who've fled their homes due to conflict. And children are hit especially hard by the crisis.

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Photos Of Somalia: The Drought, The People, The Captured Porcupine

Saturday, June 17, 2017

In Somalia, photographer Nichole Sobecki saw how the worsening drought is transforming people's lives.

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Cholera Ravages Yemen

Friday, June 16, 2017

More than 124,000 suspected cases have been reported over the past six weeks. And the health care system is collapsing.

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The Best And Worst Places To Be A Kid

Saturday, June 10, 2017

A new report delivers familiar — but important — data about the nature of childhood around the world.

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Somaliland Wants To Make One Thing Clear: It Is NOT Somalia

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The breakaway republic has not received international recognition. Its foreign minister says that's slowing down delivery of aid to the drought-stricken territory.

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A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's called the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.

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World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The new leader, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, will be expected to reform the bureaucratic agency and deal with the world's growing health problems.

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Trump's Proposed USAID Head Knows Aid — And Politics

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mark Green is a former congressman, ambassador — and teacher of English in Kenya. What are aid groups saying about his nomination?

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Cholera 101: An Ancient Disease Keeps Cropping Up

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The latest cholera surge is in Yemen, and Haiti is still fighting the world's worst outbreak. Why does this waterborne disease remain a global health risk?

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Drug Resistant TB Is Predicted To Steadily Spread In 4 Countries

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The case numbers are already high in certain countries. It's not only hard to treat — it's extremely contagious.

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Morning News Brief: Comey Testifies, Spinning The Budget Deal, Hospital Attacks

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

FBI Director James Comey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, both parties declare victory over a spending bill. And a new report says hospitals in war zones are increasingly targeted.

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Report: Health Workers Attacked In 23 Countries Last Year

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Syria has seen the most attacks but it is far from the only country where assaults take place.

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Boston Champ Juggles Marathons, 5 Kids, Kenyan Farm

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The daughter of peasant farmers, Edna Kiplagat was the fastest woman in the Beantown race by nearly a minute.

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Malaria Wiped Out In U.S. But Still Plagues U.S. Hospitals

Monday, April 24, 2017

Transmission was eliminated in the United States in the early 1950s. But a new report sees a surprising trend.

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U.N. To Pull Controversial Peacekeepers From Haiti

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Some say they brought a measure of stability. But they also brought cholera — and have been accused of sexual abuse.

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Pork Tacos Topped With Fries: Fuel For Mexico's Diabetes Epidemic

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mexico knows how to fight infectious diseases. Tackling a chronic condition like diabetes is a new — and daunting — challenge.

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In Diabetes Fight, Lifestyle Changes Prove Hard To Come By In Mexico

Friday, April 07, 2017

To curb diabetes, Mexico is trying to get people to cut down on soda, eat more healthful foods and exercise. But changing people's habits is easier said than done.

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