A medical worker from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention works at the laboratory in Uganda where Ebola specimens were tested at the start of the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As health workers try to contain an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the death toll has increased to 31.
The deaths from the hemorrhagic fever outbreak doubled in the past week. World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic tells Shots that's because they have discovered more people who were originally infected.
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Appearing in Virginia on Thursday, Republican Mitt Romney tried to bring his campaign back to the issues he has focused on before in the swing state: the nation's economy and strengthening the military.
A day after Romney ignited a debate over his criticism of President Obama's handling of events in Libya and Egypt, the Republican presidential nominee largely steered clear of discussing unrest in Egypt and the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead.
One of the primary issues at the heart of the the Chicago teachers' strike is whether student test scores should be used to evaluate teachers and determine their pay. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing that approach, as are other officials around the nation.
But many teachers insist that it's inherently unfair to grade their teaching based on their students' learning.
Anger over the film has fueled not only the violent protest in Libya but also demonstrations in Cairo and in Yemen. Today in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, protesters marched on the U.S. Embassy, hurling rocks and burning cars.
For more on the day's events, we go now to Sanaa and Iona Craig, who is there reporting for the Times of London and USA Today. Welcome, Iona.
IONA CRAIG: Hi, there.
CORNISH: And to begin, can you describe the scene there today? What did you see?
Now to Cairo, where there was third day of confrontations sparked by anger over an anti-Muslim video made in the U.S. Outside the American embassy, rock-throwing protestors battled with police wielding teargas canisters. Protestors are demanding the removal of the U.S. ambassador and punishment for the people who made the video. NPR's Leila Fadel reports on that scene from Cairo.
From that same reporter in Benghazi, we also heard that Libyans are blaming their government for failing to control the spread of weapons after the civil war and for failing to protect the U.S. consulate. Here in the U.S., there are also questions about whether the State Department could have done more to defend its diplomats in Libya. NPR's Tom Bowman has that story.
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And I'm Melissa Block. It's been a day of more protests and many questions about how in Libya, Egypt and now Yemen, angry demonstrators managed to penetrate some layers of security at U.S. diplomatic missions. We begin in Benghazi, Libya, where four men are in custody after the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate Tuesday night. I spoke with Reuters correspondent Hadeel Al-Shalchi, who's following that story in Benghazi.
The Federal Reserve expanded its list of stimulus programs Thursday with a new one aimed squarely at the housing market. The Fed will begin buying $40 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities every month, and will continue doing so until it sees the labor market improve.