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Police Capture Mexican Mayor Accused Of Ordering Student Kidnappings

Federal police said José Luis Abarca and his wife were captured near Mexico City. Authorities say Abarca, the former mayor of Iguala, ordered local police to kidnap protesting students.
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Danish National Chamber Orchestra Weeps During Tango

They were not tears of emotion. The musicians had just downed the world's hottest chili peppers. It was a performance taped for YouTube by a Danish performer known for stunts involving peppers.
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Burkina Faso Military Urged To Hand Power Back To Civilians

The African Union has threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso's military if it doesn't return power to a civilian ruler. It took control after the long-time president resigned amid violent protests.
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Carlos Santana: 'I Am A Reflection Of Your Light'

Musician Carlos Santana shares his journey from a difficult childhood in Mexico to international stardom in the new memoir, The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.
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Wounded In Combat, U.S. Troops Go Back For A 'Proper Exit'

For some U.S. troops who left Iraq and Afghanistan by medevac, a return trip to these countries allows them to depart on their own terms.
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400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.
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Rebel Group Encounters Setback In Syria

Robert Siegel talks to Washington Post reporter Liz Sly about her recent report from Syria, where moderate rebel groups were routed over the weekend in the northern part of the country.
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Supreme Court Case Tests Status Of Jerusalem

Can U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem list Israel as their place of birth on their passports? A 12-year-old boy is contesting the U.S. position that no one has sovereignty over the city.
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Hope Fades For Release Of Nigerian Girls Held By Boko Haram

Two weeks ago, Nigeria's military announced a ceasefire with the Islamist extremists group Boko Haram and said more than 200 girls abducted by the group would soon be free. But Boko Haram's leader has issued a video denying a truce and saying the girls have converted to Islam and been married off.
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It Turns Out That Fighting Polio Is Good Training To Fight Ebola

Nigeria knows how to beat back polio. And that's helped in the battle against Ebola. But other West African countries are struggling to beat the deadly virus — and neglecting anti-polio efforts.

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