Today's Takeaways: Throwing Out The Rule Book in War and Life

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Monday, August 04, 2014

Poppies is pegged on the wall bearing the World War I dead soldiers' names, at the Australian War Memorial in the northern French city of Villers-Bretonneux, on April 25, 2012. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty)

1. 'Criminal' Acts & the Laws of War | 2. Remembering the Vietnam War's 'Lost 74' | 3. Lessons To Learn 100 Years After WWI

'Criminal' Acts & the Laws of War

Ratified in 1949, the Geneva Conventions laid out a code of conduct for war. Given the current conflicts in the Middle East, where does the world actually stand on the Geneva Conventions?

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Ebola: What The Medical Community is Up Against

The most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now claimed the lives of 887 people, making it the largest Ebola outbreak ever. But what are medical professionals up against as they attempt to treat and contain this disease?

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Looking For the Song of The Summer of 2014

Last summer’s anthem was unquestionably Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Yet, midway through the hottest months of 2014, there’s still no clear front-runner for the song of the summer. Is there an anthem for the summer of 2014?

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Remembering the Vietnam War's 'Lost 74'

In June 1969 during the Vietnam War, an Australian aircraft carrier collided with an American ship in the South China Sea. There were 200 lost that day, including 74 U.S. sailors. But these 74 names have not been included on the Vietnam Memorial.

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Lessons To Learn 100 Years After WWI

What we can still learn from the author who made it his mission to explain and make sense of what happened in 1914 when World War I broke out.

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Searching for Hope in Zimbabwe

Four African leaders are missing from the White House's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit because of their records on human rights. One of them is Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980. 

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