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Treasury Secretary: Boosting World Economy Requires 'Tough Decisions'

Robert Siegel talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G-20 summit in Australia. If Asia and Europe don't pick up some economic steam, Lew says, it could spell trouble for the U.S.
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Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.
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Obama Hopes Myanmar Visit Will Give Fledgling Democracy A Boost

President Obama is visiting Myanmar, also known as Burma, for the second time in two years. He's there to encourage the Southeast Asian nation's efforts to create a functioning democracy.
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NATO Warns Of Russian Movements In Eastern Ukraine

NATO's commander says Russian troops, tanks and artillery have been spotted in Ukraine. This could mark an escalation in the conflict between Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists there.
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Successful Comet Landing A Major Step For Space Exploration

The European Space Agency on Wednesday successfully landed a probe on the surface of a comet — something that has never been done before. But scientists say the lander may not be fully secure.
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For U.S.-China Deal On Greenhouse Gases, The Devil Is In The Details

Scientists say a new deal between the U.S. and China on greenhouse gases is a positive move toward new models for controlling emissions, but that it won't keep the Earth from dangerous levels of warming.
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As U.S. Leads Growth, It Wants Others To Step Up

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has a message for the leaders of other advanced economies: You have to shape up! The global economy is relying too heavily on just the United States for growth.
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The Rare Place Where Israelis And Iranians Play Together

Iran and Israel are sworn enemies, but Germany is neutral ground where people from those countries can collaborate musically. Sistanagila, an Israeli-Iranian ensemble, is doing just that.
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WATCH: Turkish Protesters Attack 3 U.S. Sailors In Istanbul

The sailors were from the USS Ross, a warship docked nearby. Protesters from a left-leaning group pushed them, placed sacks on their heads and chanted, "Yankee, go home." The sailors escaped unhurt.
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China's Leader Says Journalists Are Like Broken Cars

Even the White House wasn't sure what to expect when Chinese President Xi Jinping took a rare question from a U.S. reporter during a joint news conference with President Obama in Beijing.

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