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Dress Codes Are Open To Interpretation — And A Lot Of Contention

Recent incidents of customers being denied access to nightspots in Minneapolis and Austin have sparked conversation anew about the meaning and intent behind dress codes.
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Israel's Netanyahu Says No Cease-Fire In Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a cease-fire with Hamas is "not even on the agenda," as the U.N. Security Council prepared for a special session on the renewed violence.
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Kurdish Leaders Boycott Iraqi Government Meetings

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurds of sheltering terrorists and Saddam Hussein loyalists. Kurdish ministers withdrew from meetings, calling on Maliki to resign.
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Jailed For 3 Months In Mexico, U.S. Marine Reservist Gets Hearing

Andrew Tahmooressi maintains he took a wrong turn and mistakenly drove into Tijuana with his guns, which are legally registered in the U.S. The case has inflamed cross border tensions.
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For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can

Advocacy groups have sued the federal government for not providing lawyers to children in deportation proceedings. Unlike criminal courts, these courts don't provide representation for defendants.
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Amid Bloodshed, Brotherhood: Links Forged From Iraq's Game Of Rings

In Iraq, a Ramadan game called Mheibbis brings even Sunnis and Shiites together in peaceful competition.
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Brooklyn DA Shifts Weight Away From Low-Level Marijuana Cases

Kenneth Thompson, the district attorney of Brooklyn, has announced that his office will not prosecute most low-level marijuana cases because, he says, "we are pouring money into an endeavor that produces no public safety benefit." Melissa Block talks to Thompson for more.
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The Plight Of Mosul's Museum: Iraqi Antiquities At Risk Of Ruin

Christopher Dickey, foreign editor for the Daily Beast, speaks to Melissa Block about the dangers facing antiquities in a museum and other archaeological sites in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption crimes. The counts on which he was convicted cover a span that includes much of his two terms in office.
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The Rockets From Hamas, And The Iron Dome That Could Use Patching

For more on the rockets now used by Hamas and Hezbollah, Robert Siegel speaks with Ted Postol, a professor of science, technology and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Postol also comments on Israel's pursuit of an upgraded defense system.

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