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Islamic State Defector: 'If You Turn Against ISIS, They Will Kill You'

A Syrian defector from the self-proclaimed Islamic State says he had happy moments when he first joined the militants. But he began to see brutality and cruelty that was impossible for him to support.
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Spain's Abortion Debate Shakes Government That Pledged To Ban It

Supporters and opponents of abortion have taken turns taking to the streets. After months of protests, the conservative prime minister has dropped his plan to enact a strict anti-abortion law.
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50 Years Ago, A Fluid Border Made The U.S. 1 Square Mile Smaller

Since Texas became a state, the Rio Grande has marked the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But, like rivers do, it moved. In 1964, the U.S. finally gave back 437 acres of land.
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On The Cusp: 11-Year-Olds Around The World Share Their Wisdom

Age 11 is when you're most passionate and optimistic, says Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey. So she created a documentary looking at the world through the eyes of 11-year-olds in 15 countries.
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Nicholas Kristof: Transforming Lives Through Philanthropy

New York Times columnist and author Nicholas Kristoff says philanthropy is important, but only if it really helps people. We talk with him about his new book, written with his wife, Shery WuDunn.

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Obama Calls On International Community To Fight Ebola

The president warned that the U.S. alone could not halt the epidemic and that without more help to stop the disease, hundreds of thousands of people could die.
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Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

Many legal scholars say the White House lacks a legal justification for the strikes inside Syria. But the administration disagrees, saying its actions are covered by post-Sept. 11 legislation.
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Radical Muslim Cleric Reportedly Among 9 Arrested In Britain

Anjem Choudary, the former head of al-Muhajiroun, is said to be among those arrested on suspicion of encouraging terrorism or supporting a banned organization.
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Airstrikes Hit ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

The facilities, captured by Islamic State militants earlier this year, are said to produce $2 million worth of refined oil each day to help fund the extremist organization.
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Liberian Expatriates In Atlanta Join Together To Fight Ebola

A community of about 20,000 Liberians lives around Atlanta. "We all know family, friends, neighbors that are falling victim" to the epidemic back home, one man says. He's collecting supplies to help.

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