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Ebola epidemic in DR Congo now exceeds 1,000 cases

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Ebola virus particles (red) on a larger cell. Credit: NIAID

The number of cases in a nearly eight-month-old epidemic of Ebola in eastern DR Congo now exceeds 1,000, almost two-thirds of whom have died, the health ministry said late Sunday.

"The accumulated number of cases is 1,009," of which 629 cases were fatal, it said.

The outbreak was first recorded in North Kivu province on August 1, and then spread to neighbouring Ituri province.

Its toll is the second deadliest in the history of Ebola, after an epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-6 that claimed 11,308 lives, according to the website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ebola virus disease was first discovered in 1974 in a village near the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola River, which gave the disease its name.

Efforts to contain the latest outbreak, the 10th in the DRC's history, have been hampered by poor security in the highly unstable east, which teems with militia groups.

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What Is QAnon? The Conspiracy Theory Tiptoeing Into Trump World

As the cameras rolled on President Trump's campaign rally for GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis in Florida on Tuesday night, a peculiar sign appeared in view.
"We are Q."
Journalists at the event noted multiple attendees carrying signs and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the name "QAnon."
The shirts and signs are references to a conspiracy theory growing increasingly popular among those on the far-right — and a conspiracy theory about which the White House fielded a question from the media on Wednesday.

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Federal lawsuit takes aim at Nevada’s brothels

Nevada has the sole legalized system of prostitution in the country. (iStock)

A new lawsuit from a human trafficking survivor against the state of Nevada threatens the operation of the state’s legal brothel system. The suit claims that Nevada’s brothels violate a pair of laws that prohibit encouraging anyone to cross state lines to engage in prostitution.

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Take Action Sign the petition urging Walmart to remove this offensive video immediately.

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Walmart recently posted a video ad on its Facebook page of two homosexuals on a blind date. Unfortunately, the retail giant has decided to cave and be politically correct instead of remaining neutral on controversial issues. Founder, Sam Walton, would have never approved of this decision to promote the homosexual agenda.

 

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Sex trafficking, prostitution is anything but a 'victimless crime,' experts say

, USA TODAYPublished 9:46 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2019 | Updated 9:50 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2019

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.(Photo11: Getty Images)

The investigation has brought renewed attention to sex trafficking and prostitution, a problem that remains overlooked and misunderstood by many Americans, experts say

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