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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola; cases could double every 3 weeks
John Heilprin And Krista Larson, The Associated Press

GENEVA - The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."

Even as President Barack Obama is ordering the deployment of 3,000 U.S. military personnel to help provide aid in the region, Doctors Without Borders said the global response to Ebola has been far short of what is needed.

Prominent Egyptian activist freed on bail

Tired but smiling, prominent Egyptian activist on trial over protest law freed on bail
Maggie Michael, The Associated Press

CAIRO - Worn out but smiling, a prominent Egyptian activist facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law walked out of a Cairo prison Monday after a court ordered him freed on bail.

Army officer recommends trial in WikiLeaks case

Army officer recommends court-martial trial for soldier charged in WikiLeaks case
David Dishneau, The Associated Press

An Army officer recommended a general court-martial Thursday for a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged with causing the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history.

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