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No Deal, But Progress, As Iran Nuclear Talks Wrap Up

Talks on Iran's suspect nuclear program wrapped up Wednesday. No breakthroughs came from the talks, but diplomats cite progress toward a solution of this long-running crisis.
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Tech Startups Face All The Usual Challenges And More In Gaza

Building an IT startup in the Gaza Strip isn't simple: Electricity is sporadic, there's no mobile 3G and even if you can sell your app outside Gaza's tightly controlled borders, it's difficult to get paid. Still, IT has some advantages in Gaza, and the possibilities have fostered a crop of devout entrepreneurs. At a first-of-its kind session to win seed money this week, Gazan entrepreneurs pitched, among other things, an app that uses music to help colorblind people dress well, a sports social network and 3-D printing for the masses.
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Girls Charged For Cyber-Bullying Girl Who Committed Suicide

In Florida, authorities have arrested two girls — ages 12 and 14 — and charged them with felonies in the suicide death of a 12 year old. The sheriff says the accused cyber-bullied the girl for months before she took her own life.
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Behind The Lens With Prize-Winning 'Women Of Vision'

Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur Fellow, Lynsey Addario has spent more than 10 years as a war photographer and was twice kidnapped while on assignment. Kitra Cahana was just a teenager when her photography made The New York Times front page. Host Michel Martin asks them about being featured in National Geographic Museum's new exhibit "Women of Vision."
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Iran: More Nuclear Talks 'In A Few Weeks'

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, on his Facebook page, said Iran was planning a new round of dialogue with the West in Geneva.
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Justices To Hear Cases On Self-Incrimination, Freezing Assets

One case centers on the use of a court-ordered psychiatric exam against a defendant in a murder case. The other tests under what circumstances prosecutors can seize defendants' assets before trial.
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A Graduate Student's Odyssey From Gaza To Indianapolis

Fida'a Abuassi has finally made it to the U.S. for graduate school at the University of Indianapolis. She should have been here in August, but was stuck at home in the Gaza Strip, the tiny Palestinian enclave bordered by Israel and Egypt. Leaving Gaza is rarely easy. But since the military takeover in Egypt, it's become nearly impossible.
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Not Part Of Talks, Israel Still Tries To Sway Iran Nuclear Talks

Israel is keeping a close eye on the Geneva talks on Iran's nuclear program. Israel is not party to the negotiations but its leaders say they have a big stake in the outcome. A cabinet statement Tuesday warned of "cosmetic [Iranian] concessions that could be reversed in weeks. In exchange, Iran demands an easing of the sanctions, which have taken years to put in place."
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Supreme Court Skeptical Of Affirmative Action Arguments

A clear majority of the U.S. Supreme Court sounded ready on Tuesday to uphold a Michigan referendum banning affirmative action in higher education. But the justices were less clear about whether they want to reverse a 40-year-old doctrine that bars changing the political process to disadvantage racial minorities.
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Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami

Pitbull is just one of a growing number of celebrities who've lent their names and opened their wallets to the charter school movement. His Sports Leadership And Management Academy opened in Miami this fall.

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