Join popular American science author and media theorist Steven Johnson to hear the stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered.
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Eleven years after the start of the Iraq war, President Obama was forced to re-engage American forces to fight off an insurgency threatening the stability of Iraq. PBS NEWS chronicles this re-engagement, the ISIS threat, and looks back at how the U.S. became involved more than a decade ago.
The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency. Public health organizations worldwide are trying to contain this epidemic. Here is some perspective from the programs of PBS NEWS.
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