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National & World Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned (Photo Gallery)
A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.
National & World Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life
The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.
National & World US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS
Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to.
National & World S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die
A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster.
National & World US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit
The U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus as President Barack Obama prepares to travel to the Chinese capital next month.
National & World UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.