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Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first encountered Ebola in 1976, before it had been identified. Since then, from his post at the Congo National Institute for Biomedical Research, he has led the global search for a cure.

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Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe first confronted a mysterious, bloody disease in 1976. But credit for the discovery went to Belgian researchers.

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The plan includes $1 billion for a mortgage assistance fund for first-time homebuyers in the state, and $1 billion for an open line of credit to develop "very low- to moderate-income housing."

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Four senior White House officials did not show up to testify on Monday, including the top lawyer at the National Security Council. The inquiry began releasing testimony from earlier witnesses.

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It was an intelligence community whistleblower who brought the matter to the attention of Congress. But insiders also recorded objections about what took place within the administration.

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In Virginia and Kentucky, activists on both sides of the abortion debate are working to elect candidates at the state level with the power to affect abortion policy.

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Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.

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An offer has been made to the House Intelligence Committee to open a direct channel between the whistleblower and Republicans as long as the questions do not compromise the individual's identity.

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The oil company said it will sell an unspecified number of shares on a Saudi Arabian exchange. Its valuation could be $1.5 trillion, and it may be the world's biggest IPO.

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