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The Case For U.S. Combat Troops In Iraq

Airstrikes against ISIS have had some success. But James Jeffrey, Obama's former ambassador to Iraq, says Americans on the ground are necessary to win the war.
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Hand-Pumped Anesthesia Could Help With Surgeries In The Dark

Across Africa, hospitals are struggling to provide surgery. Doctors, nurses, and even basics like electricity are in short supply. Now Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a creative solution.
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Reggae Vibe, Ebola Message: African Superstars Try To Go Viral

They're some of the most popular musicians in West Africa, joining voices to sing (mainly in French but also in some local languages) about defeating an "invisible enemy."
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The Cold War 'Mole' Who Smuggled 1,000 East Germans To The West

Hasso Herschel fled East Germany in 1961 on a false passport. Over the next decade, he helped more than 1,000 East Germans flee by smuggling them through tunnels or by hiding them inside cars.
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Two Americans Held In North Korea Are Released

Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, held for months in North Korea, have been freed as President Obama prepares to depart for a summit in Asia.
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North Korea Releases Two Americans Held In Captivity

Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary detained in late 2012 and Matthew Todd Miller, arrested in North Korea earlier this year, are free and on their way home, U.S. officials say.
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Two Americans Held In North Korea Are Back On U.S. Soil

Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary detained in late 2012, and Matthew Todd Miller, arrested in North Korea earlier this year, came home Saturday.
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Asia-Pacific Nations Agree To Go After Corruption

The agreement of the 21-member group, including the U.S. and Canada, would establish an informal information sharing network to track and detain corrupt officials.
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Mexican Authorities: Drug Traffickers Confess To Killing 43 Students

The country's attorney general says three men have admitted killing the students and burning their bodies in an effort to prevent identification.
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The Cold War Broadcast That Gave East German Dissidents A Voice

In the final years before the Berlin Wall fell, East Germans described their grievances on cassette tapes that were smuggled to West Berlin and then broadcast back to the east on Radio Glasnost.

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