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D.C. Area Sees Surge Of Underage Undocumented Immigrants

Tens of thousands of children are being caught trying to cross the southern U.S. border by themselves. Many of them have made their way to the D.C. area, with its large Central American community, and schools and support organizations are adapting.

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Japan Bans Possession Of Child Pornography

The country's new law makes the possession of child porn punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine of nearly $10,000. But it excludes manga, animation and computer graphics.
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Ukraine's President Announces Plan For Unilateral Cease-Fire

The break in action is to give armed separatists time to lay down their weapons, President Petro Poroshenko says.
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Militants Attack Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery As Sectarian Clashes Spread

Iraq's government is using limited air attacks to strike back at the Sunni group known as ISIS, which now controls large areas of northern Iraq.
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In Japan, A KitKat Bar May Be A Ticket To Ride

People traveling on the Sanriku Railway Network can now use special KitKat candy wrappers as train tickets. It's part of a campaign to revive tourism after the tsunami in 2011.
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Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup

In World Cup action Tuesday, Brazil and Mexico played to a draw. Despite the dashed hopes of the home team, Brazilians are feeling more buoyant generally about hosting soccer's biggest tournament.
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Bitter, Incomplete Divorce Blamed For South Sudan's Fighting

What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? Renee Montagne talks to James Copnall about his book, A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan's Bitter and Incomplete Divorce.
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U.S Captures Suspected Ringleader Of Benghazi Attack

The U.S. had filed criminal charges against Ahmed Abu Khattala last year. Now that he has been taken to a secure location outside Libya, he is expected to be sent to the United States to stand trial.
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Iraq's Dwindling Christians Wonder If It's Time To Leave Iraq

Residents of the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul have fled to the village of al-Qoush. Among them were about 40 Christian families, a sign of just how few Christians are left in Iraq.
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Iran Monitors Fast-Moving Islamic Insurgency In Iraq

The U.S. has engaged Iran in talks on responding to the crisis in Iraq. Randa Slim of the Middle East Institute talks to Renee Montagne about the reaction in Iran to events across the border in Iraq.

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