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In Rubble Of Middle East Peace Talks, Kerry Seeks Way Forward

Addressing the collapse of Middle East peace talks for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry called for pause and reassessment. Meanwhile, he's under fire for comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Apartheid.
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As Egyptian Laws Tighten, One Outlaw Preacher Defies State Power

Wary of the messages people are hearing in mosques, the Egyptian government is telling tens of thousands of preachers what they should be saying in their sermons. One preacher is defying the order.
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Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. We explore what the larger ships, twice the size of those that can currently pass, mean for our region's ports.

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Black Colleges Face State Funding Crunch

Student diversity is increasing at historically black colleges and universities, but often, state support is shrinking. A new report suggests strategies for HBCUs to win support.
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Troubling Oklahoma Execution Sparks Death Penalty Debate

A botched execution in Oklahoma is raising new questions about the death penalty around the country. Karen Kasler of Ohio's Statehouse News Bureau and The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater explain.
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European Soccer Tackles Racism But Slips On A Banana Peel

European soccer fans often yell racist taunts and throw bananas at opposing players. That's not new. What is new is how one black player, Dani Alves, reacted.
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Nino's No-No: Justice Scalia Flubs Dissent In Pollution Case

It's more than embarrassing when a Supreme Court justice makes his decision based on facts that he's gotten wrong. The court has corrected the record, but the slip has stuck among legal cognoscenti.
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A Quiet Election Day In Iraq, With Some Signs For Concern

For the first time since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, Iraqis went to the polls to vote on their leaders. As Reuters reporter Ned Parker says, the day's events paint a grim future for Iraq's future.
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Your Turn: Voter ID Laws Suffer Blow, Changes Coming to Pepco

On Wednesday, nuclear energy giant Exelon bought energy utility Pepco, sparking hopes of improved service for local residents. It's 'your turn' to weigh in on those and other stories in the news.

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Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses

General Mills found itself in a media storm when it changed its legal policy, waiving the customer's right to sue if they have "liked" the company on Facebook or bought the product. We look at what consumers need to know.

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