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America's Strength Extends Beyond Its Military, Obama Says

"We don't face an existential crisis," the president told NPR in an exclusive interview. He said the U.S. is blessed with a growing economy and no prospect of war with another nation-state.
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A Cholera Vaccine Halts New Cases In A Guinea Epidemic

The study is the first to test an oral vaccine in the middle of an outbreak — in Guinea in 2012. And it offered a remarkable degree of protection against this deadly disease.
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Pakistani Taliban Reportedly Split Over 'Un-Islamic' Practices

After months of bloody clashes between the two factions, one group says it has left because bombings of public places, extortion and kidnappings are "un-Islamic."
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Thriving Towns In East Africa Are Good News For A Parasitic Worm

The worm causes a debilitating intestinal disease called schistosomiasis. And the parasite is spreading rapidly because of an economic boom along the shores of East Africa's Lake Malawi.
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Force And Fear In The Air, As Syrian Refugees Go To Polls In Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are already voting in an election that's seen as Bashar Assad's rigged bid for legitimacy. Many refugees believe that if they don't vote, they'll never be allowed back home.
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55 Convicted In Public Trial In China's Northwest

The "sentencing rally," which occurred in a sports stadium before a crowd of 7,000, is reminiscent of the open-air trials of the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and '70s.
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Ukraine Promises To Crush Insurgency; Chechnya Denies Sending Troops

Chechnya's leader says the country hasn't sent fighters to join rebels in eastern Ukraine, denying a charge that gained substance when Chechens were reportedly found after recent fighting.
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Expired Food Seized At Some World Cup Hotels

Inspectors making rounds at hotels in Brazil where the English and Italian soccer teams plan to stay say they seized dozens of pounds of butter, salmon, shrimp and ham — all past the expiration date.
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Malaysia Makes Public Satellite Data From Missing Jetliner

The release came in response to pressure from families, who have been mistrustful of the official investigation. What do the documents show, and where are they in the search for the missing plane?
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Being A TV Anchor In Pakistan Is Fraught With Danger

Pakistan's No. 1 TV anchor Hamid Mir is recovering from six bullet wounds. He was shot by motorcycle gunmen while he was being driven through Karachi. Mir immediately blamed Pakistan's spy agency,

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