On a recent chilly November morning, I visited Kate Stillman's farm, a 160-acre spread nestled in between some little hilly pastures and some woods. It's a beautiful little place. And it's been a farm here in Hardwick, Mass., since the early 1800s.
By August, the number of people contracting the Ebola virus in the country was doubling every week. The Liberian government and aid workers begged for help.
Enter the U.S. military, who along with other U.S. agencies had a clear plan in mid-September to build more Ebola treatment units, or ETUs. At least one would be built in the major town of each of Liberia's 15 counties.
One thing's for sure: It's keeping people from moving about as they normally would during this holiday week.
The Target store at the end of West Florissant Avenue is virtually empty.
Nearly 1 in 5 D.C. residents lives at or below the poverty line.
Now let's look at some of the physical evidence:
Officer Wilson fired 12 shots in all in his encounter with the 18-year-old.
"Last night, criminals intent on lawlessness and destruction terrorized this community," Nixon said, "burning buildings, firing gunshots, vandalizing storefronts, and looting family businesses — many for the second time."
Nixon said he'd just returned from West Florissant Avenue, a focal point of the unrest.
Such a move would unlawfully discriminate against employees based on their health status, three federal agencies said in a bulletin issued in early November.
Brokers and consultants have been offering to save large employers money by shifting workers with expensive conditions such as hepatitis or hemophilia into insurance marketplace exchan
Demonstrations continued Tuesday in Seattle as students and others took to the streets to protest the grand jury decision in Missouri not to indict a Ferguson police officer.
Saying that an internal affairs investigation into the August incident in which Wilson shot Brown to death is continuing, Knowles added that he couldn't go into more specifics than to say Wilson remains on administrative leave.
After Knowles gave an introductory speech, several clergy members went before the cameras to express their empathy for those hurt and frustrated by recent events in
Marissa Alexander of Jacksonville, Fla., was accused of firing what she said was a warning shot at her husband and two of his children during a domestic dispute in 2010. She was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, convicted and sentenced under Florida's mandatory minimum guidelines.
Alexander's legal team used the stand-your-ground law as part of her legal defense.
But just a few minutes drive away, are travelers of a different, shabbier kind. A long row of cinderblock and sheet metal buildings is draped in bright flags with religious slogans. Usually, these are for pilgrims to sleep in. But right now, they're spilling over with displaced Iraqi families.
"It's tough for the children," says Zaira Raqib, a mother of four of them.
And because raccoons have happily colonized cities and suburbs, a particular roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis that the critters often carry can make its way into humans. The parasite's eggs are carried in raccoon poop.
When ingested, the eggs release the worm, which can burrow into the eyes and brain causing blindness or even death, in rare cases.
Don't freak out.
The finding comes from an analysis just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that more needs to be done to make sure people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus get proper treatment.
When it comes to cookies, these are the classics.
The Northern Bobwhite -- many call it just the Bobwhite -- has an unmistakable call, which is also the source of its name.
The species is native to the US, east of the Rockies. But Northern Bobwhites have been released into the wild as game birds in many locales in the West.
Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet appointed Wilson to be one of his top deputies in the newly created role of editor for innovation and strategy, the newspaper announced Tuesday morning.
Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.
We're talking here about vultures, which feast on rotting flesh that is chockablock full of bacteria that would be deadly to human beings. In fact, vultures have a strong preference for that kind of food.
"The real question is how can they actually stand eating things like this," says Lars H.