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AUG 14, 2014

A man purported to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State, allegedly in what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul, Iraq

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Hit ISIS Where It Hurts: The War Chest

U.S. airstrikes and humanitarian aid may limit the expansion of ISIS, which, with more than $1 million in daily revenue, is now the world's richest terrorist group. But these measures aren't enough, write Patrick B. Johnston and Benjamin Bahney. Aligning Iraqi political and economic interests against ISIS could disrupt its cash flow. Read more »

Medical staff put on protective gear before taking a sample from a suspected Ebola patient in Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 10, 2014

Medical staff put on protective gear before taking a sample from a suspected Ebola patient in Kenema, Sierra Leone, July 10, 2014. Photo by Tommy Trenchard/Reuters

Six Takeaways from the Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the worst in recorded history. No amount of research can save those who've already succumbed to the deadly disease, write Jeanne S. Ringel and Peter Chalk, but there's reason to be optimistic about future fights against Ebola. Read more »

Syrian refugees amid the remains of tents burnt in fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants in Arsal, Lebanon, August 9, 2014

Syrian refugees amid the remains of tents burnt in fighting between the Lebanese army and Islamist militants in Arsal, Lebanon, August 9, 2014. Photo by Ahmad Shalha/Reuters

To Fight ISIS, Make Peace with Assad

To fight ISIS, writes William Young, the U.S. and its allies should fix the root of the problem: Syria's civil war. This means negotiating with President Bashar al-Assad, working with Arab forces to create humanitarian safe zones, providing direct military support to select regional powers, and countering ISIS efforts to sow sectarian discord. Read more »

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Drug Discount Program Faces Challenges as It Expands Under the ACA

A federal program that provides billions in drug discounts to safety-net hospitals and other providers is expanding under the Affordable Care Act. But the so-called 340B program faces many critical issues, such as eligibility and transparency, creating uncertainty for providers and drug manufacturers. Read more »

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Silicon Valley Can Help Crime Victims

Almost 1 in 12 Americans is a victim of crime each year. But only 9 percent of those access victim services. Silicon Valley's tech community can help, writes Nelson Lim, by raising awareness through technology and better coordinating apps, websites, and forums that connect crime victims to services they need. Read more »

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A man walks past the headquarters building at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, May 23, 2014. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters

Want to Improve Veteran Health Care? Keep Asking Vets What They Think

After reports of long wait times at some Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities, President Barack Obama signed a bill last week to overhaul VHA care. This is an important step, writes Kimberly A. Hepner, but attention to veterans' perceptions of care is essential to ongoing efforts to improve quality. Read more »

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