<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-c-levine/dispatch-from-liberia-ebola_b_5749360.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear</a>

Dispatch From Liberia: An Epidemic of Fear


Scrubs: check. Gum boots: check. Gloves: check. Tychem suit: check. Mask: check. Hood: check. Apron: check. Goggles: check. Gloves again: check. “Ready?” I ask the Liberian nurse assisting me. She shakes her head and grabs a small strip of duct tape, covering the space between my hood and goggles where a thin slice of skin was showing. “Now ready,” she replies.

The temperature in Monrovia is just over 80, the humidity even higher. I feel the sweat collecting between my skin and suit, pooling in my boots and along the bottom of my goggles as I slowly …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/franzstefan-gady/fleeing-quarakosh-the-last-iraq_b_5740388.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Fleeing Quarakosh: The Last Christians in Iraq</a>

Fleeing Quarakosh: The Last Christians in Iraq


(Photo credits: Flo Smith/Material Evidence).

Khalid Zaki is an acting coach. A few months ago the 35-year-old Arabian Christian stage managed Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice at a local theater in Qarakosh. Today, he is one of approximately 100,000 Christians who sought refuge from the wrath of the Islamic State in and around Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

“We came here in the morning of August 7, most of us with nothing but our clothes on,” Khalid recounts. The Christian exodus was total. More than 40,000 Christian refugees fled Quarakosh — until …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-m-abromowitz/which-corporate-personali_1_b_5739356.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Which Corporate Personality Are You: Market Basket or Hobby Lobby?</a>

Which Corporate Personality Are You: Market Basket or Hobby Lobby?

For the past six weeks, many of us in New England were startled out of our summer lethargy to see a rare coalition of workers, managers, customers and suppliers of the Market Basket grocery chain come together. And perhaps more remarkable and rarely heard these days was their message to the small group of Market Basket corporate shareholders: “We are stakeholders in this corporation — as much, if not more so, than you.”

As we head into Labor Day after this unlikely set of allies, driven primarily by workers who aren’t formally unionized, has …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/pope-francis-interfaith-soccer_n_5749190.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">The World Needs More Soccer (Football) Like Pope Francis' Interfaith Peace Match</a>

The World Needs More Soccer (Football) Like Pope Francis' Interfaith Peace Match

ROME (AP) — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.

The Argentine pope, an avid soccer fan, did not attend the match but had an audience with both teams earlier in the day and also broadcast a message on the big screens at Rome’s Olympic Stadium ahead of kickoff. The idea arose during an audience former Argentina great Javier Zanetti had with Francis last year and. As well as promoting peace, the game raised money for at-risk kids.
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Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erik-brattberg/why-president-obamas-visi_b_5743940.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Why President Obama's Visit to Estonia Really Matters</a>

Why President Obama's Visit to Estonia Really Matters

This post was co-authored with András Simonyi.

President Obama’s brief stopover in Tallinn en route to the NATO Summit in Wales this week couldn’t have been be any timelier. Showing up in person matters a lot to the Balts who are increasingly feeling the heat after Russia’s invasion of Crimea and subsequent aggression in Eastern Ukraine. But besides reaffirming strong U.S. support for the security of its Baltic allies, Obama should also praise Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for their strong commitment to democracy, human freedom and economic liberalism. Doing so would send an important message to other countries in …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/nato-ukraine_n_5749262.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">NATO To Create 'Spearhead' Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis</a>

NATO To Create 'Spearhead' Rapid Reaction Force In Response To Ukraine Crisis

By Adrian Croft

BRUSSELS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hotspot in as little as two days, officials said on Monday.

The 28-nation alliance already has a rapid reaction force but U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders meeting for a NATO summit in Wales on Thursday and Friday are expected to create a new force that would be able to respond more quickly to a crisis.

The speed …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fadi-elsalameen/time-for-an-arab-nato_b_5739802.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Time for an Arab NATO?</a>

Time for an Arab NATO?

Last week, General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, stated that ISIL/ISIS, “will only be defeated when we have a coalition in the region that takes on the task of defeating ISIS over time.” This is why actions taken against terrorists and insurgents in Libya are important.

The terror groups in Libya are just as much a threat to regional stability as ISIL is in Syria and Iraq. These groups have bombed and terrorized Libyans, halted economic development and government reform programs, and have allowed for the export of weapons and terror throughout the wider …read more

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‘We Are Not Ourselves’ is a rendering of the effect of Alzheimer’s on one family

By Alice LaPlante

Perhaps the most poignant moment in “King Lear” occurs when Lear, on the cusp of losing his mind, cries out, “O, let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!” Echoes of Lear’s terror resound through Matthew Thomas’s stunning first novel, “We Are Not Ourselves,” as one of the pivotal characters succumbs to the ravages of early-onset Alzheimer’s.

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Source: Entertainment


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/01/diet-poor-eating-habits-wealth-inequality_n_5748874.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">In America, Only The Poor's Eating Habits Aren't Improving</a>

In America, Only The Poor's Eating Habits Aren't Improving

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans’ eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S. adults averaged just 40 points in 1999-2000, climbing steadily to 47 points in 2009-10, the study found.

Scores for low-income …read more

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