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  • Peace Corps pulls volunteers from West Africa due to Ebola

    July 30, 2014 | 4:22 pm

    The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling all 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February.

    A Peace Corps spokesperson said two volunteers were isolated and...

  • American hostage Warren Weinstein pleads for life in new video

    May 7, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Al-Qaida released a new videotape of kidnapped American hostage Warren Weinstein in which he begs President Obama to save his life.

    “My life is in your hands, Mr. President,” Weinstein, 70, a former Peace Corps and USAID official, said on the video posted Sunday on Islamist...

  • Peace Corps at 50 draws volunteers over 50

    February 22, 2011 | 6:45 pm

    Lillian Mizrahi is not your typical Peace Corps volunteer. She first considered joining 40 years ago, when she moved to Los Angeles from the Bronx, but her life became busy with children and a career.

    “Two years ago, I got a postcard that said, ‘Baby Boomers, we want you,’...

  • Books: A compassionate journey of deafness in Africa

    By Celia Soudry

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa" by Josh Swiller (Holt, $14).


    While traveling through small, desolate villages in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Josh Swiller shared his shack with the natives, letting them sleep on his couch and read his coveted Sports Illustrated...

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