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Why Would Uruguay Take Guantanamo Prisoners?

Robert Siegel talks with Michelle Shephard, National Security Correspondent for The Toronto Star about what's behind the South American country's decision to accept six former detainees.
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Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.
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New Details Emerge In Failed Yemen Hostage Rescue

Details are emerging about the failed hostage rescue attempt undertaken over the weekend by U.S. Special Operations forces in Yemen.
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U.K. Lawmaker Apologizes For Playing 'Candy Crush Saga' At Hearing

Nigel Mills said his actions "fell short of what is expected of a member of Parliament." But a colleague defended him, saying hearings were "boring" and he himself had had trouble staying awake.
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Ebola Cases Are Down, So Should Liberians Stop Worrying?

The country is now reporting fewer than 100 new cases each week. But the CDC's chief there says Liberia must stay alert and not allow the presence of Ebola to become a new norm.
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How Afghanistan Vets Are Trying To Cultivate Peace Through Saffron

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.
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2014 A Year Of 'Unspeakable Brutality' For Children In Conflict Zones

The United Nations Children's Fund says that an estimated 230 million children around the world live in countries where there are armed conflicts.
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Ebola, Schmebola — You Still Have To Look Good!

Liberians aren't letting a brutal epidemic put a crimp in their amazing sense of fashion. The streets are still full of stylish folks, because as the local saying goes, "Looking good is business."
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When A Stray Dog's In Trouble, Katmandu's Canine Rescuers Jump To It

The city is home to some 20,000 strays. They roam the streets, they beg for food, they howl and fight at night and they often need medical help.
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A Fleeting Peek At The Prince And The President

Prince William visited with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday, where reporters were privy to inaudible small talk.

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