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Scientists share chemistry Nobel for microscopy breakthrough

Scientists share chemistry Nobel for microscopy breakthroughTwo Americans and a German will share the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a new type of microscopy that allows researchers, for the first time, to see individual molecules inside living cells.

Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Idaho, Nevada

Supreme Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Idaho, NevadaSupreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked Tuesday's appeals court decision that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Idaho and Nevada.

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps over DUI arrest

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps over DUI arrestEighteen-time Gold medalist Michael Phelps, who was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, has been suspended for six months and will miss the 2015 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming announced.

Disease, war, terrorism dim economic prospects in Africa

Disease, war, terrorism dim economic prospects in AfricaThe Ebola virus, terrorist attacks and war are undermining many countries, which means "downside risks have increased" for the global economy.

Some Americans gave more in the recession; the rich did not

Some Americans gave more in the recession; the rich did notDuring the recession, middle-class and poor Americans gave more of their incomes to charity organizations than did the wealthy, according to a new study During the recession, middle-class and poor Americans gave more of their incomes to charity organizations than did the wealthy, according to a new study.

Can hope for Ebola treatment be found in survivors?

Can hope for Ebola treatment be found in survivors?The World Health Organization is considering ways to check Ebola survivors' blood for antibodies that could fight off the deadly virus.

Turkey says Islamic State poised to capture Kobani

Turkey says Islamic State poised to capture KobaniTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning that Syrian border town of Kobani is on the verge of being captured by the self-declared Islamic State.

‘Blood Moon’ eclipse to be visible throughout U.S.

‘Blood Moon’ eclipse to be visible throughout U.S.If you missed the total eclipse of the moon in April, you might have another chance: Wednesday morning is the second of four lunar eclipses this year and next.

Why Ebola patients are treated in Nebraska

Why Ebola patients are treated in NebraskaFreelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there.

Supreme Court won’t hear gay marriage cases

Supreme Court won’t hear gay marriage casesThe Supreme Court's new term will not include any cases that might decide the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S., a development that comes after many lower and appeals courts have ruled against states' bans on gay marriage.