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Born In The U.S., But Struggling To Acclimate In Mexico

An estimated 300,000 kids born in the U.S. are now living in Mexico because their parents were either deported or went south of the border when jobs in the United States dried up. Schools in border areas aren't equipped to educate these children, who may be Mexican but don't feel Mexican.
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For Pakistani Taliban, What Difference Does A New Leader Make?

The conflict between Islamist militants and the Pakistani state has claimed tens of thousands of lives in the last few years. Recent moves toward peace negotiations were extinguished by a CIA missile that killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud. He's been replaced by a man notorious for his propaganda skills and ruthlessness, Mullah Fazlullah, also known as the "Radio Mullah."
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Egyptians Hit Streets, Defying Protest Ban

Egyptian political activists are planning more protests in downtown Cairo Wednesday in defiance of a government ban. Tuesday, more than 20 people were detained, including about a dozen women who were later released on a desert highway outside the city.
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Democratic Senator Pushes For More Sanctions Against Iran, Not Fewer

Sen. Bob Menendez is one of several high-profile Democrats who have voiced skepticism of an interim nuclear deal with Iran. Audie Cornish talks to Menendez his concern over easing economic sanctions on the country. Menendez wants to be able to enforce old sanctions and impose new ones if Iranian officials don't hold up their end of the deal.
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Territory Dispute Between China And Japan Hits The Sky

The rocky diplomatic relationship between China and Japan has taken a downward turn in recent days over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies with the Council on Foreign Relations, about the relationship between the countries.
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Bad To Worse: Iran Deal Strains Obama-Netanyahu Relationship

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the loudest international critics of the nuclear deal with Iran. It's just his latest clash with President Obama.
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Pack It In: Giant Louis Vuitton Trunk Booted From Red Square

The two-story designer suitcase was to house an exhibition, but its presence on what many people consider sacred ground angered Russians. Some Russians viewed the suitcase not only as an eyesore, but as as an impediment to New Year's celebrations at the square.
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China's Air Zone Showcases Its Ambitions, Neighbors' Worries

China is seen as asserting its growing power with the latest move. However, the U.S. and Japan say they won't respect it and U.S. B-52s have already flown through the space without informing China.
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Workers Killed In Collapse At Brazilian World Cup Stadium

A large portion of a nearly completed soccer stadium has collapsed in Sao Paulo, killing at least two people, according to Brazilian officials. The metal structure apparently buckled after a crane fell on it at the stadium, which is slated to host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.
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Italian Senate Strips Berlusconi Of His Seat

The former premier, who has been convicted of tax fraud and on a charge of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, has survived many threats to his political power. But expulsion from the Senate means he may finally be punished for his crimes and could be arrested on other charges.

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