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This Suit Keeps Ebola Out — So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers. Yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault. It's likely a case of human error.

U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops

The State Department says it has evidence that Moscow is lobbing artillery across its border at Ukrainian government forces, and that the Kremlin plans to ship rocket artillery to the rebels.

Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis

The presidents of Honduras and Guatemala also called for more aggressive cooperation with the U.S. to curb the violence and poverty they say is driving child migrants to the U.S.

Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada

The plight of the nearly 30-year-old polar bear, who lost his enclosure mate two years ago, has attracted attention from well-wishers the world over who want him moved.

Syrian President Issues New Stamps, But Can't Deliver The Mail

The set of three stamps commemorates Bashar Assad's recent presidential election victory. But what seems like a mundane occurrence says a lot about power in the war-torn country.

When Federal Privacy Laws Protect Hospitals Instead Of Patients

A 1996 law has been cited to scold a mom taking a picture of her son in a hospital and to keep information away from police investigating a possible rape at a nursing home.

Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

Scientists have discovered what may be the most common virus in people worldwide. The tiny critter doesn't make us sick but may be involved in obesity and diabetes.

European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case

The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.

U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing

The problem in the U.S. State Department system could cause problems for millions of people worldwide who are awaiting travel documents.

Week In The News: Kerry To Israel, Mixed Messages On Obamacare, MH 17 Investigation

July 25, 2014
Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP)

Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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July 24, 2014

From The Feelies to The Eeries.

Emotions High On Housing Immigrant Children In Massachusetts

July 24, 2014
Christian Gonzalez, 9, of Lynn, Mass., displays a placard during a rally, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, on the steps of City Hall, in Lynn, held to protest what organizers describe as the scapegoating of immigrants for problems in the city. The mayor of Lynn and education officials complain their schools are being overwhelmed by young Guatemalans who speak neither English or Spanish as their first language. Gonzalez, a U.S. citizen, was born in Boston. (AP)

We look at the backlash against Governor Patrick’s plan to temporarily house immigrant children in Massachusetts.

Economist: Market Basket Employee Protest Is ‘Unprecedented’

July 24, 2014
Market Basket employees protest outside of the Market Basket store in Somerville on June 22. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

A Market Basket veteran outlines employees’ demands, and an economist puts the protest in the context of business and labor in the US.

Good Movies You Might Have Missed

July 24, 2014
The movie "Snowpiecer" opened to critical acclaim a few weeks ago but you might have trouble finding it at a theater near you. (Courtesy)

Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr shares a few of his recent favorite films, many of which escaped the attention of the public.

Veterans Say Suicide Is Their Top Concern

July 24, 2014
House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., joined by Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., at right, speaks on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, July 10, during a news conference on a bill to combat veteran suicides. Miller introduced the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act to combat veteran suicide. (Evan Vucci/AP)

That’s according to a survey released today by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).

You Might Call This Story Sour Grapes

July 24, 2014
Wine fraud has existed as long as wine has been made, but Rudy Kurniawan is the first person to be tried and convicted for selling fake wine in the United States. (Alessio Maffeis/Flickr)

Rudy Kurniawan sold more than $35 million in “vintage” vinos in 2006. Now, he’s the first to be tried and convicted for wine fraud in the U.S.

Why Don’t We Eat Our Own Fish?

July 24, 2014
The seafood counter at Whole Foods Market in Hillsboro, Ore. is pictured Sept. 10, 2010. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Most of the fish Americans eat is imported – about 90 percent. At the same time, the U.S. is exporting about one-third of its catch.

Facebook Reports Surging Profits

July 24, 2014
Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the world's wealthiest and most powerful businessmen from media, finance, and technology attend the annual week-long conference which is in its 32nd year. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson says mobile was once eating Facebook, but now “Facebook is eating mobile.”

Modern-Day Amelia Earhart Circumnavigates The Globe

July 24, 2014
Amelia Rose Earhart takes a selfie in the cockpit during her around-the-world flight. (Courtesy Amelia Rose Earhart)

The famous pilot’s namesake has became the youngest woman to fly a single-engine aircraft around the world.

Federal Health Insurance Exchange Activity Remains High

July 24, 2014
Andres Cuartas sits with an an agent with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors as he purchases a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act, at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on March 31, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New federal data obtained by ProPublica shows nearly 1 million insurance transactions since mid-April – an unexpectedly high number.

Hillary Clinton Says ‘The Reset Worked’ With Russia

July 24, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to a crowd during a book signing for her new book, "Hard Choices" at a Barnes & Noble on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The former secretary of state told NPR’s On Point that the Obama administration was able to reset the country’s relationship with Russia.

Former NFL Coach’s Comment On Michael Sam Stirs Controversy

July 24, 2014
Vito Cammisano and NFL player Michael Sam attend the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images For ESPYS)

Tony Dungy said he would not have drafted Sam, not because he’s gay, but because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”

Simpsons Fans Gear Up For ‘Simpsons World’

July 24, 2014
Here & Now host Meghna Chakrabarti plans to use "Simpsons World" to find every episode featuring Sideshow Bob. (Image credit:

After acquiring the rights to all 552 episodes of “The Simpsons,” FX plans to launch an innovative online streaming service.

What The Petunia Knows

July 24, 2014
Orchid (Galileo55/Flickr)

We’ll look at the new science of what plants feel, smell, see – and remember.

Juvenile Prisons; Plus, Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton

July 24, 2014
Youths seen playing basketball through bars on a window at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Ethan Allen School in Wales, Wis. (AP file)

The cold hard facts about juvenile prisons. And the case for shutting them all down. Plus: former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is with us.

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