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Ebola Vaccine Guinea
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An Ebola 'Game-Changer'

An experimental vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea exposed to Ebola seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study. If proven effective, the vaccine could be "a game-changer"

Democratic Presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the Cuban trade embargo as she gives a policy speech at the Florida International University on July 31, 2015 in Miami, Florida.

Hillary Clinton Calls for End to Cuba Embargo

Hillary Clinton attacked Republicans presidential candidates on Cuba policy, voting rights and social welfare policy during a jaunt to Florida, the home state of contenders Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and a likely swing state

China Olympics IOC 2022 Vote

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, defeating the bid from Almaty in a surprisingly close vote to become the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing won the secret vote of the International Olympic Committee by 44-40

Anyone home? Philae's landing site on Comet P67

Precursors of Life Found on a Comet

A new paper reports findings from the Philae spacecraft—which bounced down on Comet P67 on Nov. 12—adding a new dimension to the growing body of knowledge about about the complex, biotic, raw materials that exist everywhere in the universe

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally And Picnic In Iowa

Republicans Debate the Best Way to Debate Donald Trump

Begrudgingly, Donald Trump’s rivals recognize they cannot continue to shrug him off. Republican presidential candidates are trying to figure out how to treat Trump at the upcoming debate, and may have to treat him like a real candidate

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart Reveals His Final Daily Show Guests

Jon Stewart has named his final three guests, and it looks like the host is sticking with his own kind for the last week of his run. Fellow comedians Louis C.K., Denis Leary and Amy Schumer will sit opposite Stewart in the run up to his finale

"Once Upon A Time In America" Photo Call - 52nd New York Film Festival

James Woods Sues Twitter User for $10 Million

Actor James Woods has reportedly sued a Twitter user for defamation after allegedly accusing the actor of being a cocaine addict. Now deleted Twitter user @abelisted, the suit claims, "jeopardized Woods' good name and reputation on an international scale"


U.K. Grants Ai Weiwei 6-Month Visa

Britain says it is granting dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, apologizing for rejecting his application. Ai previously disclosed that the British embassy in Beijing had turned down his request for a visa, saying he had failed to disclose a criminal conviction


Debris Find Offers Few Answers in Plane Search

Following the discovery of debris attributed to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, helicopters have been scouring the island of Réunion for more signs. But information derived from the flotsam remains scant, if at all reliable

Ray Tensing

Former Campus Cop Makes Bail and Is Released From Jail

Ray Tensing posted 10% of his $1 million bail, according to the Hamilton County Clerk's office, not long after pleading not guilty to murder and involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed 43-year-old Sam DuBose

(Left to right) Kit Harington, Kristofer Hivju, Ben Crompton in Season 5 of Game of Thrones on HBO

Game of Thrones Will Last at Least Another 3 Seasons

Even though Game of Thrones showrunners have repeatedly declared they only want to make seven seasons of the fantasy hit, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo for the first time firmly announced the series will go at least eight seasons