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Arts, Culture & Media

In Kenya's twist on 'The Office,' a fictional aid organization gets skewered

Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are the non-profits that help provide everything from food to education to business support around the world. And many aid workers joke that NGOs make up an industry in itself. Now, a new comedy series produced in Kenya takes that joke a step further, about the inner workings of an aid group that just aids itself.

Science, Tech & Environment

After a long journey from Africa, a new tropical disease sets up shop in Florida

A nasty tropical disease that causes extreme joint pain and can leave sufferers unable to sit up for weeks has shown up in the US for the first time. Florida health officials say at least two cases of chikungunya appear to have been transmitted by local mosquitoes, and a reporter who's been covering the story says officials fear a wider outbreak.