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Goats and Soda
5:49 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

In Sierra Leone, A Lockdown ... Or A Time To Reflect?

A woman washes clothes in a slum in Freetown.
Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Starting just after midnight, residents of Sierra Leone will be confined to their homes for a three-day lockdown.

It's the latest government plan meant to stem the tide of Ebola cases, which exceeded 1,500 last week in Sierra Leone.

But the plan has not won the support of the international medical community — and is causing concern among Sierra Leoneans as well.

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Goats and Soda
5:29 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

A Frightening Curve: How Fast Is The Ebola Outbreak Growing?

Source: Columbia Prediction of Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization Credit: Alyson Hurt/NPR

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 12:07 am

In the past week, world leaders have started using a mathematical term when they talk about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

"It's spreading and growing exponentially," President Obama said Tuesday. "This is a disease outbreak that is advancing in an exponential fashion," said Dr. David Nabarro, who is heading the U.N.'s effort against Ebola.

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Cities Project
5:25 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

A Coastal Paradise Confronts Its Watery Future

Half the land in the city of Satellite Beach is only 6 feet above the waterline.
Jon Hamilton NPR

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:59 pm

Dan Reiter, 37, is a long-board surfer and contractor who used to live in Tampa, Fla. Then he discovered the surf breaks along a stretch of coast south of Cape Canaveral. "It's one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and surf and raise your kids," says Reiter, 37, as we watch head-high waves roll into Hightower Beach.

But there's trouble in this coastal paradise. It's on a low-lying barrier island that's getting lower as sea level rises. So the cities here are looking for ways to keep the water at bay or retreat from it.

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Sports
4:27 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Fans Call On NFL To Address Domestic Violence Issues

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

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Iraq
4:27 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Kurds: U.S. Fight Against ISIS Requires Ground Forces

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

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The Kurds of Northern Iraq rushed units of their militia, the Peshmerga, those who face death, to oppose the advance of the Jihadist group that now calls itself the Islamic State.

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Middle East
4:27 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Islamic State Fight Will Take Time, Diplomacy

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

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Europe
3:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Ukrainian President Lobbies Washington For Money, Arms Support

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

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Europe
3:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

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Africa
3:19 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

U.S. Leans On Egypt For Support In Fighting Islamic State Militants

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 5:49 pm

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Book Reviews
5:40 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Martin Amis' 'Zone Of Interest' Is An Electrically Powerful Holocaust Novel

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 5:48 pm

When I picked up Martin Amis' new novel, The Zone of Interest, it felt as though I had touched a third rail, so powerful and electric is the experience of reading it. After years of playing the snide card and giving his great store of talents to the business of giving other people the business, Amis has turned again to the matter of Nazi horrors (he tried to deal with it in a gimmicky way in his 1991 novel Time's Arrow), and the result is a book that may stand for years as the triumph of his career.

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