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How will ALS ice bucket challenge money be spent?

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From George W. Bush to Kermit the Frog, scores of celebrities and thousands of others have posted videos of ice water being dumped over their heads. It’s all to raise money to battle ALS, a disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, for which there is no cure. Judy Woodruff talks to Barbara Newhouse, president and CEO of the ALS Association, the charity at the center. Continue


TTC Extra: Mo'ne Davis & Little League World Series

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To The Contrary
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Young pitcher Mo'ne Davis has become a sensation, bringing in record viewership numbers for ESPN. She's only the 18th girl to play in the LLWS. Sportswriters and scouts say she could be top pitcher when she grows up. What does it mean for girls playing sports? PANEL: Jennifer Marshall, Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Avis Jones DeWeever Continue


Large, new Ebola medical center opens in Liberia

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An Ebola quarantine center was stormed Saturday in Liberia's capital by angry residents who charged that the patients had received little care, while others said that the outbreak was a hoax. Seventeen people are still missing after being spirited away during the attack, stirring concern that the disease will spread. But efforts to fight the outbreak have also gained momentum. Continue


Monday, August 11, 2014

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North Carolina Now
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NCSU researchers are trying to combat mosquito-borne illnesses such as chikungunya. The NC Ferry System undergoes route changes. And a special summer camp at the NC Zoo offers students the chance to be wildlife biologists. Continue


U.S.-Africa summit resets focus on burgeoning markets

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As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off at the White House, the Obama administration hopes to begin catching up to China, the biggest trading partner of a continent that boasts many of the world's fastest-growing economies. Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker join Judy Woodruff to discuss Africa’s economic promise and challenges. Continue


Keeping safe in Ebola territory

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting. Continue


Keeping safe in Ebola territory

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting. Continue


Ebola-infected Americans to return to U.S. for treatment

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Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Liberia will be sent back for care at Emory University hospital in Atlanta -- the first time any Ebola patient has been transferred to the U.S. for treatment. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, about containing the worst outbreak of the disease in known history. Continue


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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North Carolina Now
UNC-TV


Special training helps law enforcement officers deal with persons with mental illness. The US Kids Golf World Championships were recently held in Pinehurst. The Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament takes to the courts later this month. And Cycle NC takes participants on a unique tour of our state's coast. Continue


Medical workers use education to combat Ebola outbreak

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak. Continue


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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North Carolina Now
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An NCSU program is developing genetically-engineered mosquitoes to reduce transmission of deadly diseases. The Badin Inn Golf Resort & Club has a rich history in historic Badin. And we go behind the scenes with our boys of summer - the Durham Bulls. Continue


What do health workers need to continue Ebola fight?

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The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has topped 1,200 amid growing concern that local resources of all kinds are being strained to the limit. Doctors Without Borders president Dr. Joanne Liu discusses the aid group’s new treatment facility, the epidemic’s dangerous impact on health care, and why the current response is “dangerously inadequate.” Continue


Capturing the Ebola outbreak in Liberia

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John Moore, a photographer with Getty Images, has been documenting the outbreak in Monrovia, Liberia. He witnessed a weekend attack on a quarantine center. He talks to Jeffrey Brown about what he observed, as well as how the disease is affecting Liberians and how he is protecting himself during his work. Continue


More emergency food assistance going to working Americans

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Roughly one in seven people in the United States rely on food banks or other charitable organizations for basic nutrition, according to a new study by the nonprofit Feeding America. That number includes 25 percent of active military families, and an increased number of adult college students. Deborah Flateman, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis. Continue


How human rights factor into African economic advancement

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Will the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit offer opportunities for change beyond trade? Judy Woodruff talks to Nicole Lee, former president of policy organization TransAfrica, about the human rights issues that will affect the ability of some countries to grow and become more prosperous. Continue


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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North Carolina Now
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Several programs are working to provide solutions in mental health training & treatment. Researchers are developing new ways to treat & manage chronic pain. And author Ben Fountain talks about his new book. Continue


How human rights factor into African economic advancement

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Will the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit offer opportunities for change beyond trade? Judy Woodruff talks to Nicole Lee, former president of policy organization TransAfrica, about the human rights issues that will affect the ability of some countries to grow and become more prosperous. Continue


Pro-Choice Label; Prostitution Debate; Gender Lens Investing

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Pro-Choice Label: Activists move away from labeling themselves "pro-choice." Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal? Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust on why investing with a gender lens is a growing trend. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee Continue


How will new NCAA head injury guidelines affect players?

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to settle a number of cases brought in a class-action head injury lawsuit. The proposed settlement, which must still be approved by a federal judge, would create a $70 million fund for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former athletes. Gwen Ifill talks to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY Sports about some lingering questions about the deal. Continue


Medical workers use education to combat Ebola outbreak

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 670 people and spread to four countries. Among those now infected are two American aid workers and the lead Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone. Gwen Ifill interviews Dr. Estrella Lasry of Doctors Without Borders about factors, including fear and hostility, that are hindering efforts to stop the outbreak. Continue


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