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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

The city of Davenport, Iowa, is home to about 100,000 people. The city's mayor, Bill Gluba, wants the city to shelter some of the unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern border of the U.S., but some members of the city council oppose his efforts. hide caption

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Iowa Mayor Calls For 'Caring Cities' To Take In Young Immigrants

Unaccompanied, undocumented children from Central America aren't just sparking debate in the Southwest. The question of whether to offer shelter to the minors has led to divided opinions in Iowa.

This Suit Keeps Ebola Out. So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

Protective gear runs from goggles and head covering to gloves and boots. This health worker was photographed leaving the isolation area at the treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. hide caption

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This Suit Keeps Ebola Out. So How Can A Health Worker Catch It?

The head-to-toe protective gear is designed to prevent Ebola from infecting health care workers, yet some do contract the disease. It's not the suit's fault; it's likely a case of human error.

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First Watch: Maddie & Tae, 'Girl In A Country Song'

The video for the teenage duo Maddie & Tae's first single, "Girl in a Country Song," cheerfully turns the tables on the cartoonish macho tendencies of so much recent country music.

Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

Zzarr, a Dutch shepherd, with K-9 handler U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Arriaga (partly hidden) of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan K-9 unit, in 2011. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Advocates Say Military Dogs Aren't Pets — They're Veterans

On Capitol Hill, dogs and their handlers have made the case that all U.S. military dogs should be brought home from war — and treated with the respect they've earned on the battlefield.

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