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  • Ebola Outbreak: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed joy today about the recovery of American missionaries Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. "We want to thank them for the service that they have rendered our country. And I'm…

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • Koala Brought Back From Brink of Death With Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation, CPR

    Man, it was a rough night for this koala bear. It got hit by a car. Then fell from a tree. And then had to get CPR. Emergency crews in Melbourne, Australia, received a call on Thursday night about an injured marsupial. The koala had been hit by a vehicle while crossing a road and then scurried up…

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  • Rick Perry's Indictment

    For a politician facing two felony counts, Texas Governor Rick Perry certainly looked cheerful in his mug shot. On Tuesday, August 19, he appeared at an Austin courthouse to answer charges of abuse of power and coercion. After being booked and fingerprinted, he headed to a local burger joint for…

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Pledge $1 Million to DonorsChoose

    She's a philanthropist, mother and half of the world's most generous couple. Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, have tackled numerous global issues through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Since the foundation's inception in 2000, they have given over $30 billion dollars to fight disease,…

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • James Foley’s Brother: The U.S. Could Have Done More for Jim

    For the first time since the Islamic militant group ISIL released the shocking video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley earlier this week, his brother and sister are speaking about their grief.

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • Man's Subway Stunt Lands Job Interviews, Internet Fame

    It can be challenging to get an interview for a new job, especially straight out of college. After applying for 300 jobs and not getting a single favorable response, one young man decided to take a different approach. Alfred Ajani, 22, stood in a London subway station during rush hour with a sign…

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  • Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

    With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs. A certain grouper clearly didn't think so. In this video, which was featured on the front page of…

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  • Motorcyclist Pulls Off Miraculous Recovery After Collision With Car

    Usually a collision on the highway would means injuries are sure to follow, but what happens in this video ends in a completely unexpected manner. The incredible nature of the chain of events will most likely cause you to watch the footage a couple of times. At first, it just looks like a…

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  • Little League Coach Gives Inspirational Speech After Tough Loss

    Tom Hanks famously yelled, "There's no crying in baseball!" in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." Fast-forward to the Little League World Series Monday night. Coach and manager Dave Belisle of Rhode Island's Cumberland American All-Stars stopped the waterworks by giving an inspiring speech to…

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  • Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'

    My peers of a certain age will remember an Oil of Olay commercial about deciding not to grow old gracefully, but rather to "fight it every step of the way." And while we spend billions trying to turn back time, the Fountain of Youth has yet to be found at the bottom of a lotion bottle. But one…

    Yahoo News with Katie Couric
  • Teen Siblings Create App to Monitor Police Activity

    Three teenage siblings from Georgia came up with a high-tech way to report any interactions with police — good or bad. It is a smartphone app called Five-O. Across the nation, people who buy the app can use it to document every step of an encounter with police.

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  • Video Captures First-Ever Footage of Jellyfish Sting Through Microscope

    You've heard of a jellyfish sting, maybe you've even experienced one. But have you ever seen one? When a jellyfish actually stings someone or something, the action is often too small and too fast to see with the naked eye. This video, however, captures a real-life sting in slow motion! …

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  • Gov. Chris Christie Gets Into Twitter Argument With Constituent

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is no stranger to commuter controversy following Bridgegate earlier this year, has been taken to task on Twitter while on vacation with his family in California.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg, Other Tech Heavyweights Take the #IceBucketChallenge

    We first told you about the #icebucketchallenge last week. In efforts to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, you dump a bucket of ice water on yourself and then nominate three others to do the challenge. If they don’t, they have to donate at least $100…

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  • Left-Handers Day Celebrates Southpaws the World Over

    It’s Aug. 13, and it’s Left-handers Day. Going all the way back to 1976, it’s a day for 7 to 10 percent of the world’s population to celebrate their left-handedness and highlight some of the challenges faced by those who adapt to use right-handed tools and objects such as scissors, spiral-bound…

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  • Man With Dwarfism Wears Hidden Camera to Show a Day From His Point of View

    New York is a big city, and the sheer size of it can be overwhelming for anyone. Now imagine what it feels like if you are a little person. Jonathan Novick, 22, has achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Sharing a definition of dwarfism, Novick says it is "the abnormal…

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  • Spider photobombs TV news program

    The "giant spider" was mostly an optical illusion — but it still provided a disturbing distraction for viewers at home and abroad.

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