An estimated 250,000 to 500,000 vitamin A-deficient children become blind every year.

Half of those children die within 12 months of losing their sight.

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If you missed President Obama’s address to the nation, you can watch it above.

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"My family did not have to explain anything to me, because this was my third experience of war."

-Hana is 12 years old, and lives in Gaza. Read her story, and the personal accounts of other young Israelis and Palestinians.

"I worry that once the marching stops, once the cameras leave Ferguson, that the American people will really forget this tragedy. And so one thing that we have to keep in mind is, is that for Dr. King and others during the civil rights movement, there were peaks, there were challenges."

After Michael Brown’s funeral, how does Ferguson begin repair?

Adult females have ousted teenage boys as the largest gaming demographic.

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This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science.

Ebola spreads through direct contact with infected bodily fluids or tissue.

Even after a person has died, the virus persists.

At the time of death, a patient can have one billion copies of the virus in one cubic centimeter of blood. In comparison, HIV, a similar virus, has the same rate at the time of death. But unlike HIV, which only infects two types of immune cells, Ebola first infects white blood cells that disable the body’s ability to destroy foreign substances,  then seizes nearly every cell type.

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Beyond the gas masks, violence and clashes with police, there are concerned members of Ferguson who want to be heard.

Here’s what they’re saying.

Ferguson schools will have a 7-day delayed start.

That affects 11,000 kids, many who rely on the schools for their free breakfast and lunch programs.

Community leaders are taking it upon themselves to provide meals for kids.

The school district has contacted outside counseling groups to help students upon their return.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars for confidential information it could have gotten for free.

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The Watts riots began 49 years ago today.

Several have compared those 1965 riots to the Ferguson, Missouri riots, which erupted yesterday after a police officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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