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South Korean Ferry Captain Sentenced To 36 Years

The punishment for the April calamity drew shouts and sharp criticism from victims' family members in the courtroom; many had urged a death sentence.
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Afghanistan's Way Forward: A Talk With Gen. John Campbell, Decoded

Gen. John Campbell leads the U.S. forces in Afghanistan. On Veterans Day, he offers his assessment of the war as the U.S. winds down its presence and hands over responsibility to the Afghans.
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U.S., China To Do Away With Tariffs On Some Tech Products

Obama announced at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that the U.S. and China reached an "understanding" that will lead to expanding goods covered by the Information Technology Agreement.
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Visa Change With China Designed To Help U.S. Economy

The U.S. and China are easing visa rules for each other's citizens. It's a reciprocal agreement that President Obama says will benefit everyone — from students, to tourists, to businesses.
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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.
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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

The Islamist extremists have seized a string of towns in the northeast, displacing hundreds of thousands and creating a humanitarian crisis. Monday's attack on a boys school killed up to 50 students.
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A Smartphone Gadget Pumps Up Breast-Milk Banks

Access to breast-milk banks is a problem in the developing world. A smartphone accessory could save lives by allowing health workers to set up mini milk banks anywhere.
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Anti-ISIS Satire Lampoons Militant Group's Hypocrisy

Audie Cornish talks to professor Arwan Kraidy, who studies TV and social media in the Arab world, about the slapstick sketches and music videos that poke fun at ISIS in sometimes bizarre ways.
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China Trip A Chance For Obama To Distance Himself From Midterm Losses

In Asia, President Obama is trying to exert U.S. influence in the region. But will his message be undermined by his political weakness at home?
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Fraught U.S.-Russia Relationship Could Undermine Nuclear Security

A former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has worked with Russia for years on securing loose nukes and upgrading facilities in the former Soviet Union. Siegfried Hecker is now writing a book about two decades of of nuclear cooperation.

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