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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 10, 2014

Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

By Jon Hamilton

Children play in an open space in Barkedu, Liberia.

Ebola is threatening to reverse years of educational progress in West Africa. The virus has kept school closed for months in a region where literacy rates are low and school systems are only now recovering.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - November 09, 2014

Germany’s Merkel: Fall Of Berlin Wall Shows Dreams Come True

By Scott Neuman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit place candles to commemorate victims at the Berlin Wall Memorial Site.

A quarter-century after the Berlin Wall that split East and West Germany came down, Chancellor Angela Merkel said its destruction shows dreams can come true and "nothing has to stay as it is."






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