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A 'tsunami of disease' slams Brazil's health system

The triple-whammy of mosquito-borne illnesses — the Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya — has pushed Brazil’s universal healthcare system beyond its already stretched capacity at a time when there is little money to shore it up. In the state of Pernambuco, the scope of the epidemics is stunning: Reported mosquito-borne illnesses rose from 20,000 in 2014 to 150,000 in 2015.

Conflict & Justice

Netanyahu, Rabin and the assassination that shook history

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Middle East peace. It used to be the golden chalice of deals. If an agreement could be struck between Israel and the Palestinians, then, hey, anything is possible. But Mideast peace now seems more distant than ever. And Tuesday's episode of Frontline helps to explain why. It's titled "Netanyahu At War." The doc is as much about Netanyahu as it is about Barack Obama's legacy on Middle East peace.