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Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints

Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
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Germany Eavesdropped On Kerry, Clinton, Magazine Says

Der Spiegel reports that the current and former U.S. secretary of state were the inadvertent targets of German surveillance.
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U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Pound Area Near Mosul Dam

The airstrikes come as at least 80 men from the religious minority were reportedly executed by militants for refusing to convert to Islam.
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Russian Embargo Leaves EU Producers Holding The Apples

It's been a week since Russia implemented a ban on EU food imports. NPR's Linda Wertheimer finds out from BBC Berlin correspondent Stephen Evans what effect the sanctions are having in Europe.
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A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Honors Britain's WWI Dead

A hundred years after the start of World War I, 888,246 handmade red flowers are filling the moat at the Tower of London — one flower for each British or colonial life lost during the war.
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Ebola Quiz: How Much Do You Know About The Outbreak?

The virus has been in the headlines since March, but both in Africa and the rest of the world, there's a lot of confusion. Take our Ebola quiz to see if you've kept up with all the twists and turns.
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Navigating Nicaragua: A Lesson In Getting Lost

If you are looking for the place where the streets have no names, then Nicaragua is it. Street names and addresses don't exist. But if you remember landmarks, you can make your way.
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Are Ocean City Businesses Exploiting Exchange Students For Cheap Labor?

Homeland Security officials shut down eight henna tattoo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk this week after an investigation revealed that the stands were being run by foreign students here on visas that do not allow them to hold jobs.
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Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola

The WHO has called for donations to help contain the outbreak. But money is just the first step. The challenges run from finding the right staff to prepping neighboring countries just in case.
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U.S. Policy On Syria Mired In Excess Caution, Official Says

Rick Barton, a top State Department official, says sometimes the U.S. has to take risks in diplomacy. Citing his own frustrations, he says that the Obama administration has yet to come up with a real strategy to resolve the war in Syria and isolate jihadi fighters.

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