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Global Health
3:25 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Ebola Gatekeeper: 'When The Tears Stop, You Continue The Work'

Wencke Petersen, a Doctors Without Borders health worker, talks to a man through a chain link gate in September, when she was doing patient assessment at the front gate of an Ebola treatment unit. "There were days we couldn't take any patients at all," she tells NPR.
Michel du Cille The Washington Post

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 6:53 pm

Wencke Petersen came to Liberia in late August to do what she normally does for Doctors Without Borders in hotspots all over the world — manage supplies.

But the supplies she was meant to organize hadn't arrived yet. So she was asked to help with another job: standing at the main gate of the walled-in compound, turning people away when the unit was full.

For five weeks, she gave people the bad news.

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Television
2:45 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Niecy Nash (right) plays DiDi, a nurse at an extended care facility, in the HBO comedy series Getting On, which was modeled after the hit BBC series of the same name. Betty Buckley plays one of her patients.
Lacey Terrell HBO

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 7:41 pm

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Code Switch
2:45 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Racial Disparities In Arrests Are Prevalent, But Cause Isn't Clear

Protesters and law enforcement officers face off during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department in October. Ferguson police statistics show the department arrest blacks at a higher rate than other racial groups — but that disparity is true for police departments across the country.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 3:23 pm

Ferguson, Mo., continues to watch and wait as a grand jury decides whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Brown's death was the spark for the mass protests in Ferguson, but many of the city's black population say the problems go deeper, and that they are unfairly singled out by police.

Ferguson police statistics show the department does arrest blacks at a higher rate than other racial groups. But that disparity is true for police departments across the country.

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Health
2:10 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Countering The 8-Hour Sleep Schedule

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 3:23 pm

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Global Health
2:10 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Ebola: Then And Now

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 3:23 pm

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Science
2:10 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Could Magnets Help Lessen The Impact Of Concussions In Football?

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 3:23 pm

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Around the Nation
2:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 4:06 pm

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Latin America
2:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Still Few Answers In Killing Of 43 Students In Mexico

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 4:06 pm

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Interviews
2:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

How One Family Is Reacting To Obama's Immigration Plan

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 4:06 pm

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Digital Life
2:53 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Originally published on Sat November 22, 2014 4:06 pm

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STELLA MATEO: I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I came here when I was 15 years old. And I have a degree in accounting, and I'm the mother of two daughters and the CEO of my household (laughter). I say that with pride.

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