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Linda Poon

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She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Chermoula: From North Africa To The White House To Your Table

Friday, August 08, 2014

Guests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their recipes. So now you can dine like a diplomat!

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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The 'Bridge' From Watergate To Reagan, Masterfully Drawn

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

News becomes history so quickly — and history is the source of endless disagreements. Rick Perlstein's new history of '70s politics is a skillful analysis of a complex, divisive era in America.

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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It will take at least three to six months to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the health agency says. Fifty-seven people have died in four days, raising the death toll to 729.

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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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Why A Village Leader Ordered The Rape Of A 14-Year-Old In India

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rape is illegal in India. But history and tradition make it hard to enforce the law. And in remote parts, rape of a female relative is still considered fair punishment for a man's crimes.

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Maasai Warriors: Caught Between Spears and Cellphones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

One of Kenya's oldest tribes has held on to a traditional lifestyle but it's not uncommon to see members holding a cellphone in one hand while wearing their cultural robes, or shukas.

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Ebola 101: The Facts Behind A Frightening Virus

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and deadliest on record. But many may not understand how the virus works, how painful the symptoms are, and why some victims are able to recover.

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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.

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Volunteer Recap: A Bumpy (And Itchy) Ride Through Tanzania

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Nick Stadlberger, a medical student at Dartmouth, spent a month volunteering at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam. The scariest moment, he says, was when he boarded a dala dala bus.

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Brazil Reels From Thrashing That Bounced It From World Cup

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

To say Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany stunned the host country would risk giving the impression that its fans aren't feeling intense pain at this defeat.

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The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

Monday, June 30, 2014

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

Monday, June 30, 2014

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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'Artisanal' Ramen? Instant Noodles Get A Healthy Dose Of Hacking

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bake them, grill them, even smother them in chocolate. College students and food writers who count instant ramen noodles as a staple are devising all sorts of ways to make them healthier and tastier.

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Dengue Fever 101: How Serious Is This Disease?

Friday, May 30, 2014

The odds are that a victim will recover. But the mosquito-borne virus can be incredibly painful. It's also a growing health concern around the globe and has even been spotted in the United States.

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MERS 101: What We Do (And Don't) Know About The Virus

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Scientists are racing to figure out how the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus infects people. After surfacing in 2012, it has spread to the U.S. and other countries. Here's what we know so far.

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