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'Tahrir Harassment' Trials End In Sexual Assault Convictions

Sexual assault convictions have been handed down to some Egyptian men, after several women were attacked during celebrations for incoming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
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Kerry Claims Progress In Gaza Cease-Fire Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry met separately Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to ease tensions in the Gaza Strip.
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40 Hearses For 40 Coffins: Netherlands Mourns Malaysian Jet Victims

The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
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Palestinian's Death Provokes Israeli Debate On Defining Terrorism

Israel says the recent killing of a Palestinian teenager was an act of terror and his family is eligible for state benefits. This doesn't sit well with one group that assists Jewish victims of terror.
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Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.
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Discipline in Preschool

Traditional and charter schools in D.C. reportedly suspended 181 pre-K students during the 2012-13 school year. Many are shocked at the idea of suspending 4 year olds, but some educators say it's a necessary tool to maintain a positive learning environment.

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White House Adviser: Cease-Fire Should Include Demilitarization Of Gaza

In an interview with NPR, Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken endorsed Israel's demand that before the conflict ends, Gaza must be demilitarized. It's a demand Hamas is unlikely to agree to.
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How A Chokehold, Aka Neck Restraint, Is Supposed To Work

After a New York man died during a police takedown, police trainers say properly administered "neck restraint" moves do not result in choking and are safer than alternatives like Tasers.
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Airlines Cancel Service To Israel Amid Heightened Aviation Safety Concerns

A number of major airlines have suspended service to and from Tel Aviv as the fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza intensifies. That's leaving passengers to find other arrangements.
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As Gaza Fighting Rages, West Bank Palestinians Can Only Watch

The West Bank and Gaza are less than 40 miles apart, and many Palestinians have ties to both places. Yet the current fighting has made it even harder than usual to stay in touch, let alone visit.

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