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Hoping to stop a virus that has killed hundreds of its citizens, Sierra Leone will institute a temporary lockdown this month. This photo from August shows people walking in Kenema, in a part of Sierra Leone that's been hit hard by the outbreak.

Ebola Spurs A Full Public Lockdown In Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone will impose a three-day lockdown on all its citizens, as part of a plan to "deal with Ebola once and for all," the government says. The move is an effort to stop the disease that has killed over 2,000 people in five West African countries, according to World Health Organization data.

But the lockdown's effectiveness will depend on citizens buying in to the government's plan. From Nairobi, NPR's Gregory Warner reports:

Dana Goldstein

Q&A: Dana Goldstein, Author, 'The Teacher Wars'

I recently came to the education beat after spending the better part of a decade as a foreign correspondent, mainly reporting on conflicts in the Middle East.

Shortly after turning in my Kevlar vest for chalk dust I was struck by how intensely polarized the education reform debate is in America. I'd traded real mortar fire for the rhetorical kind: Man the barricades, incoming Common Core!

Which raises the question: How did we get here?

How Genuine Is Russia's Ceasefire?

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Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger celebrates his 90th birthday, last year in Berlin. In a recent interview with Scott Simon, he gave his thoughts on ISIS, Ukraine and Iran.

Henry Kissinger's Thoughts On The Islamic State, Ukraine And 'World Order'

Henry Kissinger was a Harvard scholar before he became a mover and shaker in the world of foreign policy. And in his new book, World Order, the former secretary of state under Presidents Nixon and Ford gives a historian's perspective on the idea of order in world affairs.

Nations are always trying to establish systems to make the world a more orderly place, but they rarely last for long. His book stretches from China under the emperors, Rome surrounded by barbarians and Islam encircled by infidels, to the treaties of Europe and the pivotal positions of Russia and Iran.

Russia Rips Up NATO's Rulebook

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Reporting From The Site Of The Ebola Outbreak's Origin

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ISIS Runs A Dark Media Campaign On Social Media

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Better With Butter? Here's Why Americans Are Consuming More.

There's a growing number of Americans who seem to believe that everything is better with butter.

"I love butter," Ashleigh Armstrong, 29, says, as she sips coffee at a cafe in Washington's Union Station. Among her favorites: "Anything from Julia Child's cookbooks."

There's no margarine in Ashleigh's refrigerator. "I'm not going to have the fake stuff," she says, adding that she'd rather indulge a little in rich foods and burn it off at a spinning class.

And no, she's not worried about cholesterol. That's her grandmother's generation's concern, she says.

Tech Week That Was: So Many Hacks, So Little Time

If it feels like the big data breaches are unending, that's because they probably are. The shortened week, due to the Labor Day holiday, had no shortage of tech headlines because of one big breach after another. A look back:

Boys from Kenya's Bukusu tribe participate in a ceremony to mark the circumcision ritual. Tribal elders do the surgery with homemade knives and without anesthesia.

A Botched Circumcision Calls Attention To Kenyan Ritual

In August, about 5,000 boys in western Kenya were rounded up, brought into the forest and ritually circumcised.

They're members of the Bukusu tribe, and they were marking the transition from boyhood to manhood in the traditional way. The elders who performed the procedure used homemade knives and no anesthesia, as they have done for centuries.