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- Death Comes In Many Different Ways. And Some Are A Bit Surprising
A new report looks at the top causes of death in 188 countries. Infectious diseases are less of a threat than in 1990 but please, look both ways before you cross the street.
- California Whooping Cough Infections Run High Among Latino Babies
Public health officials in California are trying to understand why Latino babies are contracting whooping cough at much higher rates than other babies.
- Montana Man Found Guilty Of Killing German Exchange Student
Markus Kaarma shot 17-year-old Diren Dede, who had entered his garage, over the summer. The case was a test of the state's "castle doctrine," which says a man's home can be defended like his castle.
- Is Your State Ready For The Next Infectious Outbreak? Probably Not
Public health has a way of slipping off the radar when people aren't scared about Ebola or anthrax. But that doesn't mean the threats go away. And most states aren't prepared for the next one.
- Pakistan Keeps On Vaccinating Despite Tough Terrain And Terror Threat
Just getting a measles vaccine to a child in Pakistan was once an impossible dream. Despite many obstacles, health workers have made great progress in stopping infectious diseases.
- The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'
The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.
- Rapprochement With Cuba: What It Includes And Excludes
President Obama's move to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba does not lift the trade embargo. That jurisdiction belongs to Congress, but do the upcoming changes all but undermine the embargo?
- Obama Announces Diplomatic Thaw With Cuba
In re-opening ties with Cuba, the president follows through on strategy he outlined during his first White House campaign. He believes engagement with Cuba is a more powerful tool than isolation.
- Mixed Reactions In Miami On Diplomatic Overtures To Cuba
When he announced the release of Alan Gross and plans to resume diplomatic ties with Cuba, Obama also referenced Miami. Some Cuban Americans welcome the changes, others see the action as a betrayal.
- Arctic Is Warming Twice As Fast As World Average
Polar bears continue to take a hit in regions with the greatest loss of snow and ice, the latest report card on the Arctic shows. Meanwhile, plankton are thriving as the sea heats up.
- Supreme Court Refuses To Block Arizona Driver's Licenses For 'Dreamers'
Arizona's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court failed to prevent the state from having to issue driving permits to undocumented immigrants brought into the country as children.
- S.C. Judge Says 1944 Execution Of 14-Year-Old Boy Was Wrong
In her ruling, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote that she found that "fundamental, Constitutional violations of due process exist in the 1944 prosecution of George Stinney, Jr."
- The U.S. Says North Korea Ordered The Sony Hack. How Do We Respond?
The cyberattack successfully achieved its unusually public goals. The question, reporter David Sanger says, is how the United States can punish what already is the world's most-sanctioned nation.
- U.S. Officials Believe North Korea Was Behind Sony Hack
The recent attack on Sony Pictures' computer network that resulted in a flood of confidential data has its origins in North Korea, U.S. intelligence officials say.
- Satanist And Christian Holiday Displays To Go Up At Michigan Capitol
The situation has brought controversy â€” and energized Christians who realized that a planned Nativity scene was in danger of being canceled.