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Health workers treat a patient at the Ebola Treatment Center in the city of Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It's one of three locations where researchers have been conducting a clinical trial of four experimental treatments for the disease. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenyan army soldiers ride in a vehicle at their base in 2012. On Saturday, authorities in Kenya blamed Somali militant group al-Shabab for a blast that reportedly left 10 police officers dead. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Uganda has reported its first death from Ebola. Here, a health worker takes a woman's temperature at a border crossing between Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo, part of an effort to screen for Ebola and prevent its spread. Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP hide caption

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The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of exploiting Western legal systems. Above, supporters of arrested journalist Ivan Golunov (freed on Tuesday) gathered at a court building in Moscow. Dmitry Serebryakov/AP hide caption

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Children in the study were given a twice-yearly dose of the antibiotic azithromycin. Researchers found that their mortality rate was significantly lower than that of untreated children. Science Stock Photography/Science Source hide caption

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A police officer stands guard at a cemetery in Butembo during a funeral for people who died of Ebola. Many burial teams in Democratic Republic of the Congo have been attacked by hostile residents. John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Urgent Mystery: Who's Attacking Ebola Responders In Congo — And Why?

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A nurse administers the rotavirus vaccine, given during the first year of a baby's life. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It Looked As Though Millions Of Babies Would Miss Out On A Lifesaving Vaccine

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Kenya's High Court ruled on Friday to uphold the penal code criminalizing homosexual acts. An LGBTQ activist in Nairobi is seen here in February, learning that a court ruling on same-sex relationships was postponed. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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Many of the survivors of the Clotilda voyage are buried in Old Plateau Cemetery, near Mobile, Ala. The Alabama Historical Commission announced Wednesday that researchers had identified the vessel after months of work. Julie Bennett/AP hide caption

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Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina, who died on Tuesday. "How To Write About Africa" is perhaps his most famous essay. "Whichever angle you take," he urged, tongue-in-cheek, "be sure to leave the strong impression that without your intervention and your important book, Africa is doomed." Simon Maina /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A police officer stands guard inside an Ebola treatment center in Butembo. Rebels attacked the facility on March 9, killing one officer and injuring another. John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Threats By Text, A Mob Outside The Door: What Health Workers Face In The Ebola Zone

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