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What Hashtagged In 2015? Periods, Refugees And Nigerians At Hogwarts

If it didn't hashtag, did it really happen? We look back on the trendiest hashtags in global development in 2015.
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Politics In The News: Political Arena Activity Increases

President Obama talks executive action and guns, ex-President Clinton hits the campaign trail for candidate Clinton and footage of Donald Trump ends up in video posted by a Islamist militant group.
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Saudi Arabia, Iran Face Off As Sectarian Tensions Escalate After Executions

A cold war in the Middle East just turned a lot hotter. Saudi Arabia, a Sunni power, and Iran, a Shiite one, have long been bitter rivals, but always maintained diplomatic relations — until now.
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Long Before They Were 'Apparent Muslims,' Sikhs Were Targeted In U.S.

Amrik Singh Bal was beaten in Fresno, Calif., as he waited for a ride to work. Bal, who is Sikh, is part of a long history of attacks on Sikhs in America.
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Politics In The News: The Primary Brackets

With five weeks to go before the Iowa primaries, we learn more about the state of play in the GOP presidential field. When you think about it, the primaries are a lot like football playoffs.
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No Crystal Ball? Here's Help With 2016 Economic Forecasts

Investors might wish for a device to peer into the future, but they must settle for economic forecasters. For 2016, most forecasters are seeing signs pointing toward more profits and jobs.
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Politics In The News: Democratic Debate

Democratic presidential candidates engaged in their 3rd debate of the primary season. David Greene talks to Cokie Roberts and Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg, of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.
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Fact Check: Did Obama Withdraw From Iraq Too Soon, Allowing ISIS To Grow?

Republicans have hammered President Obama for underestimating ISIS and naively allowing it to grow by leaving Iraq. But the withdrawal is only one factor in the rise of the extremists.
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Federal Reserve Announces Hike In Short-Term Interest Rates

After holding rates near zero for seven years, the Fed approved a small increase Wednesday. While that step seems minor, the impact could be huge in 2016 as borrowing costs head up.
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All Eyes On Trump Once Again, But His Rivals Feel The Pressure

Donald Trump appeared serene and imperturbable, while most all the others on stage directed their fire primarily at each other. Jeb Bush was the exception, saying Trump would be "a chaos president."

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