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Soil Doctors Hit Pay Dirt In Manhattan's Central Park  |   

The urban oasis boasts about 170,000 different types of microbes, recent dirt samples show. That diversity is comparable to a tropical rainforest. Plus, about 2,000 species are found only in the park.

Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods  |   

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case  |   

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese  |   

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.

The White House Could Be Made A Fortress, But Should It?   |   

It turns out the Secret Service isn't too good at protecting the White House. Maybe one reason is that we don't want it to be.

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