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U.N. Weighs Response To Central African Republic Conflict

World powers are scrambling to get a hold of a crisis in Central African Republic that U.N. officials have warned could lead to genocide. The nation slipped into bloody anarchy after rebels ousted the president in March.
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Meet The 'Arabs Got Talent' Star Who Doesn't Speak Arabic

A Massachusetts woman is getting a lot of attention in the Arab world where she's advanced to the final of Arabs Got Talent. Jennifer Grout can't speak Arabic, but she sings flawlessly in Arabic.
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Is Easing Iran Sanctions The Right Move?

Much of the criticism of the interim nuclear deal reached with Iran Sunday has focused on the sanctions relief Iran will receive over the next six months if it follows through on restricting its nuclear program. Although the only irreversible relief being offered is a gradual release of $4.2 billion in frozen Iranian revenue, critics warn that the "architecture of the sanctions regime has been undermined." Analysts say all the important sanctions hampering Iran's economy remain in place, but the announcement of the deal itself is having a psychological impact on markets. Asian energy importers will be looking to benefit, as will Turkey and Dubai.
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Iran Nuclear Deal Will Allow 'Unprecedented' Inspection

The six-month agreement struck between Iran and Western nations last weekend lays out a detailed plan of inspection for Iran's nuclear facilities. The White House calls it "unprecedented transparency and intrusive monitoring." So how will that work? Melissa Block speaks with Dr. David A. Kay, former U.N. Chief Weapons Inspector, to find out.
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Sen. Chambliss: Why Reduce Iran Sanctions When They're Working?

Audie Cornish speaks with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., who is vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, about the Iran deal.
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U.S. Flies Bombers Through East China Sea Air Space China Claims

The United States military flew two B-52 bombers into air space that China recently designated as an air defense identification zone. The showdown is part of a larger dispute involving China and Japan and territorial rights in the East China Sea.
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Art Thieves Sentenced To 6 Years For Dutch Museum Heist

The value of the stolen art was estimated at more than $24 million when officials obtained insurance for the paintings. The works have not been recovered; some were destroyed, officials say.
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WHO's Error Leads To Misguided Meme About Greeks And HIV

When the World Health Organization made a big mistake about how many Greeks are getting HIV, the misinformation spread. Now, WHO is trying to correct the record. But the mistake is still out there.
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Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

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Reports: U.S. Flies B-52s Through China's Proclaimed Airspace

China announced over the weekend that it had expanded an air-defense zone to cover islands that are claimed by both it and Japan. The U.S., Japan and others said they wouldn't recognize that new zone. On Monday, officials tell news outlets, U.S. Air Force bombers flew through.

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