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Marc Silver

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Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sure, they talk about boys. But mainly they talk about girls — and how to bring better education, health care and other opportunities to their sisters in poor and sometimes prejudicial countries.

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You'll Be Maaaaaaaad About Goat If You Follow This Chef's Recipe

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Goat — it's the other red meat! And it's easy to mess up. Kenyan-born Kevin Onyona reveals the secrets to a tender yet hearty stew: You've got to break down that meat, and you've got to give it love.

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This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers, yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault. It's likely a case of human error.

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An 'Overhappy' Survivor, A Guarded Forecast: Reporting On Ebola

Friday, July 18, 2014

An Ebola survivor ran to the front of the room where community health workers were meeting in Sierra Leone. Everyone applauded. It was a moment of joy in a grim time.

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Treasure Hunt: Discoveries From The Latin Alternative Music Conference

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hear some of the best up-and-coming artists Alt.Latino found at this year's event, from a hypnotic Dominican singer to a dramatic Chilean pianist and a Cuban crooner.

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Feeling The Heat, Burning The Suits: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Ebola treatment center in Kailahun is the largest ever built, with 64 beds. A visit reveals the toll on the staff — and how much of the Ebola-fighting budget literally goes up in smoke.

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She's Got A Perfect Afro — And A Melodious Vision For African Musicians

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Meklit Hadero was born in Ethiopia and raised in the U.S. She's a folk-jazz artist who's been likened to Joni Mitchell. And she brings East African musicians together to share their beats.

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Death, Sex And A Glimmer Of Hope: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.

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No School, No Handshakes: Reporting On Ebola From Sierra Leone

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NPR's Jason Beaubien is covering the outbreak that began in March and is still going strong. En route to the burial of a 70-year-old Ebola victim, he talked about the impact on the town of Kailahun.

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Nadine Gordimer: Wise Words About Bettering A Troubled World

Monday, July 14, 2014

She lived in a country where people suffered because of the color of their skin. And she had a knack for saying just the right thing to inspire us to stand up for all the world's needy souls.

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Ebola Invades 'The New York Times' Sunday Crossword

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Crossword puzzles steer away from diseases. They're too depressing! But they have a habit of sneaking in. Here's a look at clues used by The New York Times for some infamous global health ailments.

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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

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A Doctor Tries To Save A 9-Year-Old Stricken With Ebola

Friday, June 27, 2014

The child was brought to a treatment center in the back of a pickup truck with his dying mother. Doctors knew his condition was dire. But they thought that maybe they could save him.

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West Africa Is 'Overwhelmed' By Ebola

Friday, June 20, 2014

The sheer number of places where Ebola is popping up — in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — puts a strain on medical workers. They're still trying to control the outbreak that began in February.

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Will Soda Lovers Drink To Less Sugar?

Friday, May 16, 2014

U.S. sales of sugared and diet sodas have slumped. So soda-makers are trying to win back consumers with new flavors and less sugar. But historically, midcalorie sodas haven't sold very well.

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Don't Salmon, Don't Shoal: Learning The Lingo Of Safe Cycling

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More and more people are bicycle commuting, but many haven't mastered the intricacies of bike etiquette. What the heck is a sharrow? Knowing that can make for a safer trip by bicycle or (gasp) car.

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Is This Save The Children Ad Too Sexy For The Cause?

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Save the Children hopes sex will sell its message: that the world's mothers and young children die from diseases and conditions that could be prevented. But it's unclear if the public will buy in.

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MERS Virus Comes To U.S., But Risk To Public Is Deemed Low

Friday, May 02, 2014

An American health care worker who worked in Saudi Arabia is the first confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in this country. Health officials are concerned but not panicked.

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When A Yoga Teacher Ticks You Off, Is It Rude To Walk Out?

Friday, May 02, 2014

The reasons we go to yoga are many, from building strength to finding calm. But a teacher's style might add to your stress level. Is it OK to abandon class? Or are there reasons to stick it out?

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Here's The Scoop On Jackfruit, A Ginormous Fruit To Feed The World

Thursday, May 01, 2014

It's the largest tree fruit in the world. It's nutritious. And because it's pretty easy to grow, it has the potential to be a star in the developing world. But ... does it taste good?

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