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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
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Economics, Tensions With Mainlanders Fuel Hong Kong's Protests

The key demand of the recent protesters in Hong Kong has been democracy. But behind that desire is anger about jobs, high housing prices, and competition — and a culture clash — with mainland Chinese.
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In Berlin, Remaking The City Can Rekindle Old Frictions

City planners rushed to erase divisions between East and West Berlin after the wall came down in 1989. But the fate of communist-era buildings can still provoke friction a quarter-century later.
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U.S. Ambassador To Liberia: Many Challenges Remain In Ebola Response

Melissa Block speaks with U.S. ambassador to Liberia Deborah Malac about the U.S. effort to combat Ebola in West Africa. Work has been slowed by difficult conditions and a shortage of trained workers.
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British Imams Speak Out Against Islamic State

Robert Siegel talks to Qari Mohammed Asim, Imam for the Makkah Mosque in Leeds, England, about why he's denounced ISIS and how's trying to convince young people to not join them.
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In 'Season Of Mercy,' Will Vatican Rethink Communion For Divorcees?

Pope Francis hasn't ruled out changing church doctrine that bars divorced and remarried Catholics from receiving Holy Communion. There are fierce opponents, while others favor simplifying annulment.
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Kenyan President Faces Charges Of Crimes Against Humanity

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared Wednesday before the International Criminal Court in the Hague. He is the first sitting president to appear before the court.
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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.
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Kobani Aristrikes Highlight Limit Of U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

The U.S. has been bombing ISIS targets in Syria, but that has not stopped the self-proclaimed Islamic State from threatening civilians in the country.
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Judging Effectivenes Of Airstrikes Against ISIS Remains A Challenge

There have been about 400 airstrikes so far in Iraq and Syria. We take a look at the impact in both countries, whether the Islamic State fighters have been slowed, and the way ahead.

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