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Ebola Fast Facts

 Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

Robin Williams: Full of talent, full of demons, full of heart

 Of all the things to say about Robin Williams, the truest may be this: He made people smile.

Inside the Ebola outbreak with the CDC

There are nine of us from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Lagos, Nigeria.

Japan GDP growth collapses amid sales tax shock

Japan's economy suffered its worst contraction since 2011 in the second quarter as the threat of higher tax payments put consumers off major purchases.

Why missionaries put their lives on the line

It wasn’t as if God's voice boomed through sun-parted clouds, telling Kent Brantly to move his family to Liberia. Still, the young doctor said, the call was clear.

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson

Estela Carlotto's wish was to hug her grandson before she died -- a dream not easily granted to those like her who had a family member snatched at birth during Argentina's military dictatorship.

Borders closed, arrivals banned: Ebola outbreak changes a region

West African nations are turning to drastic measures in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, a border police official told CNN.

65 die in China factory explosion, says state news

A factory explosion killed 65 people early Saturday in China, according to state news agency Xinhua. The blast in the eastern Jiangsu Province injured an additional 150 people, Xinhua said, citing officials.

U.S. official: Spy plane flew over Sweden to evade Russian military tracking

A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military in recent days by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without that country's permission, a U.S. military official told CNN.

Cadaver dogs assist in Ukraine crash site search

Cadaver dogs are helping 70 experts scour the debris field of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 for remains, according to the the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, which is monitoring the search of the crash site in eastern Ukrain