42 days after last case, WHO declares Nigeria Ebola free

Nigeria’s minister of water resources, Sarah Ochekpe, washed schoolchildren’s hands as part of anti-Ebola effort.

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The World Health Organization callied the outcome the triumphal result of “world class epidemiological detective work.”

Dario Guerrero Meneses plans to return to Harvard.

Harvard student stuck in Mexico gets new US visa

Dario Guerrero Meneses, who was brought into the United States illegally at age 2, was granted a visa in Tijuana on Monday.

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Why do some die of Ebola, while others survive?

It’s not clear why Ebola runs a different course in different people.

Pregnant Kate Middleton resumes royal duties

The Duchess of Cambridge spent more than two months out of the public eye while suffering from acute morning sickness.

Indonesian commoner is sworn in as president

Joko Widodo, 53, is the first Indonesian president not to have emerged from the country’s political elite or to have been an army general.

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Catholic teaching on homosexuality, which prohibits sex between two people of the same gender, is black and white.

Antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes


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Federal data obtained by the Globe show many nursing homes make heavy use of antipsychotic drugs to pacify residents.

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