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U.S. Judge Sides With Chevron In Amazon Pollution Case

He ruled the $9.5 billion verdict against Chevron for oil pollution in the Amazon was obtained illegally and is unenforceable. For more, David Green talks to Paul Barrett of Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

The film ignited protests in the Islamic world, but this copyright claim comes from an American actress who appears in the movie. Google plans to fight a court order to pull the video from YouTube.
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My Brother's Keeper In The Community: Hopes And Aims At Ground Level

President Obama's new initiative, My Brother's Keeper, aims to ease disparities faced by young men of color in the U.S. Malik Washington of the William Kellibrew Foundation explains what's needed to make it successful.
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Splinters From Syria Reach Iraqi Kurds

A regional conference in northern Iraq, under way now, is highlighting the shifts and maneuvers set in motion by the Syrian conflict. Alice Fordham reports on the conference from Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Before Obama's New Initiative Stands A Landscape Of Hard Numbers

Dedrick Muhammad is senior director of the NAACP Economic Department and executive director of its Financial Freedom Center. He explains the state of Black America in statistics.
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Israel Says It's Seized Iranian Arms Shipment Bound For Gaza

The Israeli military said the shipment included advanced rockets that were of the type used to target civilians.
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Pop Culture And The American Image

As the U.S. has cut its public diplomacy programs, cultural critics say Hollywood -- and the distorted image it exports -– has become the de facto U.S. ambassador. We talk to cultural critic and author Martha Bayles about how our pop culture affects how Americans are perceived in foreign countries, and learn how those on the front lines of public diplomacy can alter that image.

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The Future Of Amateurism In College Sports

As football players at Northwestern University attempt to form a union, we explore legal and ethical questions about money in college sports and the rights of student athletes.

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For Black And Latino Americans, A Glass Mysteriously Half-Full

According to a host of public opinion surveys, blacks and Latinos have recently become much more sanguine about the future of the country than whites. And the gap is growing. But we don't know why.
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Obama Looks For EU Support To Pressure Russia On Ukraine

President Obama has announced a package of U.S. aid to support Ukraine's economy including a billion dollars in loan guarantees. The president also had tough words for Russian President Putin.

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