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Afghanistan's Slow-Motion Election Strains A Fragile Country

The presidential vote was held in April. The two-man runoff came on June 14. Preliminary results expected Wednesday have been delayed as one candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, claims widespread fraud.
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Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts

Tens of thousands of Central American children have been detained this year crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Many will now enter a legal system where cases can take 18 months or longer to resolve.
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While Militants Gain Ground, Iraqis Search Out Hope In Future

Iraqi human rights advocate Hanaa Edwar joins Melissa Block to offer her perspective on the country's security crisis, its effects on daily life and the hopes Iraqis have for the future.
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Argentinian World Cup Fans Plant Their Flag In Brazil

On Tuesday, Argentinian World Cup fans are descending on Sao Paulo, Brazil. Love them or loathe them, these fans are renowned for both their passion and rowdiness.
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Marchers Take To Streets Of Hong Kong To Protest Eroding Autonomy

Over 100,000 residents of Hong Kong marched to demand greater freedom in choosing their leaders. The protest comes on the 17th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule.
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Iraqi Parliament, And Maliki's Fate, Float In Limbo

Iraq's new parliament met for the first time Tuesday to start the process of forming a new government, which might no longer include Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as its leader.
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Addressing Killed Teens, Israeli Ambassador Decries 'Culture Of Terrorism'

Israel's ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, speaks to Robert Siegel about the Israeli government's response to the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank.
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As Teens Are Buried In Ceremony, Israelis React To Unearthed Recordings

After finding three Israeli teens dead in the West Bank, the Israeli government has released a recording of an emergency phone call placed during their kidnapping. It has also begun a campaign of air strikes aimed at Hamas.
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In Long-Roiled Ukraine, War Mentality Turns Outward

The crisis in Ukraine is starting to take a psychological toll on citizens, including those who aren't near the fighting in the country's eastern provinces. Many Ukrainians say they now feel their country is at war with Russia and that they're prepared to make sacrifices for Ukraine's independence. Recent polling data shows that even in the east of the country, most people support keeping the country unified.
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European Court Upholds France's Burqa Ban

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that France's ban on face-covering veils was legitimate, and did not violate a Muslim woman's freedoms.

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