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One Killed, Suspect In Custody In Purdue University Shooting

The shooting suspect and his alleged victim were reportedly teaching assistants in electrical and computer engineering, under the same professor. The shooting sparked a partial evacuation order Tuesday afternoon.
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'Hispanic' Or 'Latino'? Polls Say It Doesn't Matter — Usually

As more and more politicians and businesses court the Hispanic/Latino demographic, there's more and more confusion about how to refer to the people who fit into it.
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Animal Welfare And The Food We Eat

Two pork producers say they'll improve treatment of their hogs and sows in a move that's been applauded by animal welfare groups. We explore animal welfare and the food we eat.

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Charges Filed Against Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell

Prosecutors charged former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with accepting gifts illegally. We explore the charges and the political implications.

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Security Concerns At The Sochi Olympics

When the Olympics open in Sochi on Feb. 7, visitors will encounter a Russian city under virtual lockdown. Terror threats and recent bombings blamed on separatists in the neighboring Caucasus have forced unprecedented levels of security, a move many say may mar the spirit of the games. We find out what the scene is like in Sochi, and how serious the threats are from Russia’s neighboring Islamist insurgency.

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Report Details Alleged 'Systematic' Killing By Syria's Assad

The report by three former war crimes prosecutors is based on what are said to be thousands of photographs of dead prisoners that allegedly were smuggled out by a Syrian defector. The revelation comes just ahead of Syrian peace talks set to begin in Switzerland.
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Egyptian Military Clamps Down On Freedom Of Speech

Mohamed Fahmy is a producer with Al Jazeera English and his job has landed him in jail. His crime: speaking to Muslim Brotherhood members. Since the ouster of President Morsi, opposition channels have been shuttered, and according to the committee to protect journalists, security forces have been given free rein to target anyone viewed as sympathetic to the Brotherhood.
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Framework Of Syria Peace Talks Divides Interested Parties

A long delayed Syrian peace conference is to begin in Switzerland on Wednesday. In 2012, Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart issued a joint call for talks between the Syrian government and the opposition to reach agreement on a transitional government with "full executive authority." For the U.S., that means Syria's president would be out of power. But the Russians don't see it that way, arguing only the Syrian people can decide on their leader.
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Violence In Iraq Goes From Bad To Worse

There have been a wave of deadly attacks across Iraq over the last several days. For more on this surge of violence, Steve Inskeep talks to Prashant Rao, Iraq bureau chief for the French news agency AFP.
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World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

The relief organization Oxfam says the wealthiest 85 people own the same proportion as the planet's poorest 3.5 billion people.

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