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Some Afghans Worried As NATO Withdrawal Deadline Nears

It's been a bad month in U.S.-Afghan relations and efforts to negotiate a long-term security pact have been sidelined by a series of controversies and rhetorical bombshells. As the end of the NATO mission creeps closer, Afghans are increasingly worried that the bad atmospherics between Washington and Kabul could leave the Afghan people without enough U.S. support and vulnerable to predatory neighbors.
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Jubilation, Protest Greet Pope Francis In Brazil

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday and was greeted by adoring masses and protesters alike. It is his first foreign trip since becoming pope.
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Families Of Poisoned Children Try To Cope In India

For many poor rural Indians, their children represent their hopes and dreams for the future — and the education they scrimp and save for represents the hope that their children might relieve their burden of poverty. But for many villagers who lost their children in last week's poisoning incident in the state of Bihar, their circumstances are so dire and their life experience so crushing, that they lack any faith that they will get justice or that they can ever raise their voice effectively.
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WATCH: Royal Couple Leave Hospital With Their Baby Boy

The doors at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital swung open revealing the former Kate Middleton gently holding the third in line for the throne. Prince William said, the baby had "her looks, thankfully."
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PHOTO: Japanese Commuters Tilt Train To Free Trapped Woman

A crowd moved quickly Monday to tip a train car enough so that a woman who had fallen on to the tracks could be freed. Eight minutes later, the train was on its way again.
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No-Fly Zone In Syria Could Cost $1B A Month, U.S. General Says

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has outlined the options and risks of U.S. military involvement in Syria. Read his letter to the chairman of the Senate's Armed Services Committee.
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Giving Brightest Kids The 'Cram School' Experience, Online

Brilliant.org is an online hub for the world's most promising young minds to come together, connect, and see how they measure up against one another.
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Which Nations Hate The U.S.? Often Those Receiving U.S. Aid

A recent survey found a strong correlation, particularly in the Muslim world. In Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories, 16 percent or less of the population had a positive impression of the U.S.
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Japanese Commuters Save A Life During Rush Hour

In Japan, a bunch of rush-hour commuters saved a life — and kept the train running nearly on time. When a woman stepping off the train fell between the stopped car and platform, about 40 commuters went into action. Along with transit workers, the passengers pushed the 32-ton train far enough away that the woman could be pulled up, pretty much unhurt. And the train? It left only eight minutes late.
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Britain Welcomes A New Heir To The Throne

In London, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to an 8-pound, 6-ounce boy who now sits third in line to the throne. The world will likely get its first glimpse of the boy when the duchess leaves hospital, which may be Tuesday.

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