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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Biden: ‘The Nation Of Africa’ Should Join World’s Most Prosperous Countries

Vice President Joe Biden spoke with business and political leaders from 51 African nations on Tuesday, but unfortunately the gaffe-prone politician referred to the entire continent as a single country.

08/06/2014

A view of Dulles Airport, one of Washington, DC's area airports. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Feds Watch Airline Passengers For Ebola Symptoms

Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation’s capital for a leadership summit this week.

08/04/2014

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

07/31/2014

File photo of Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony taken on November 12, 2006. (STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ugandan Rebel Leader Kony “Hibernates,” Evades Jungle Hunt

California-based Invisible Children campaign made a viral 30-minute video seen by more than 100 million people which helped create pressure to capture Kony.

07/04/2014

A Zakouma National Park anti-poaching team patrol on Feb. 25, 2014. (credit: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

US Official: ‘Poaching In Africa Is Funding Terrorist Groups’

The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.

06/17/2014

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Man Sentenced For Sending Stolen Car to Africa

A man who pleaded guilty to a role in a plot to ship stolen vehicles to west African countries has been sentenced to 21 months in prison.

06/09/2014

Cameroon fighters patrol the border with Nigeria, ready to respond to any attacks by Boko Haram gunmen. (Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing Disguises, Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Hundreds In Nigeria

Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.

06/05/2014

Deborah Peter, who now lives in the United States, spoke on Capitol Hill about the killing of her family by members of the Boko Haram in Nigeria in 2011. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: 80 U.S. Troops In Chad To Hunt For Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The service members will help with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for missions over northern Nigeria.

05/21/2014

Protesters in the Nigerian capital Lagos accused President Goodluck Jonathan of ignoring the kidnapping of about 300 schoolgirls by an Islamic extremist group three weeks ago. (AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/via Getty Images)

Nigerian Islamic Extremist Threatens To Sell 276 Kidnapped Girls

In a video, leader of Boko Haram says the teenage girls will “remain slaves” to be sold.

05/05/2014

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