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Oscar Pistorius Found Not Guility In Girlfriend's Shooting Death

Audie Cornish talks to BBC reporter Audrey Brown about the Oscar Pistorius trial. On Thursday, a South African judge said the former Olympian is not guilty of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, but said he was negligent in her shooting. Pistorius could still be convicted of culpable homicide.
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In Catalonia, Thousands March For Independence From Spain

Catalans took to the streets on their national day on Thursday, demanding independence from Spain. The wealthy northeast region of Catalonia has its own language and culture.
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Yemen May Not Offer Best Model For Obama's ISIS Plan

Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, tells Robert Siegel that President Obama chose a flawed model when he compared the effort to defeat ISIS to U.S. attacks against suspected terrorists in Yemen.
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Kerry Faces Tall Order In Organizing Regional Coalition Against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday trying to wrangle a coalition against ISIS from a group of nations that have trouble uniting on anything — Qatar, Egypt, Turkey and others.
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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.
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As A U.S. War Winds Down, Afghans Look For A Way Out

Applications are soaring for a special U.S. visa program for Afghans. But many applicants don't qualify and are trying to bluff, bribe or buy their way in.
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Obama's Plan: The Pros And Cons

The president has opted for an open-ended air campaign to fight the Islamic State. A look at what it will take to make the plan work and the risks that could cause it to fail.
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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

In many countries, eggs aren't refrigerated and they're still considered safe to eat. But in the U.S., we have to chill them, because we've washed away the cuticle that protects them from bacteria.

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Boehner: House GOP 'Ready To Work With The President'

The House speaker said Congress "ought to give the president what he's asking for" but also expressed skepticism, saying the White House plan to defeat Islamic State militants doesn't go far enough.
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Fijian Peacekeepers Released By Syrian Nusra Front Rebels

The 45 U.N. troops were taken hostage last month on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights.

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