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U.S. troops face more than Ebola in Africa

The main enemy is a virus, but U.S. military units being sent to West Africa in support of international efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak also have to battle fear and worry – fear from the people they're trying to help and worries of their own and their families about going where a deadly disease is rampant.

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Why dark money ads are scarier than you thought

Ads run by outside interest groups that make up an increasing portion of political advertisements, Not only are these ads becoming ubiquitous, new research shows they’re also more effective than candidate ads at swaying voters.

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