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U.S. Liberian Communities Face A New Set Of Worries

Liberians in the Dallas area have been joining together as their home country struggles with Ebola. A man in Dallas is the first Ebola case confirmed in the U.S. He had recently traveled to Liberia.
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Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone coexists relatively peacefully — most of the time.
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ISIS Threat Draws Northern Iraq Closer Together

Rachel Martin talks to Najmaldin Karim, governor of the Kirkuk provnce of Iraq. He talks about what's changed in the political and security situation in Iraq in the last few months.
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With New Security Agreement, U.S. Mission In Afghanistan Continues

Despite President Obama's assertion that the combat mission in Afghanistan would be over by the end of 2014, the new agreement means that 10,000 U.S. troops will still be in harm's way.
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Hong Kong Protests Offer A Revelation To Mainland Chinese

Chinese mainlanders visiting Hong Kong have expressed amazement, even jealousy at the polite, civic-spirited and considerate crowds of protesters. But some on the mainland see activists as traitors.
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Take A New Test Aimed At The World's English-Language Learners

Over 1 billion people around the world are studying English. Now they have a new test to see how they're doing — and if you're curious, you can see how your language skills measure up.
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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.
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Europe's 'Moral Obligation' Is To Repair West Africa's Health Care System

With money and manpower, the European Union hopes to help stop the Ebola outbreak. But the EU has a long-term goal as well: Improving health care in West Africa to prevent future medical crises.
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One System, Two Media: How China, Hong Kong Are Covering The Protests

Hong Kong media are providing wall-to-wall coverage of the protests calling for the resignation of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, but in mainland China there has been little mention of the unrest.
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Raya The Muppet Talks About Poop And Is Proud Of It

She's an aquamarine puppet with a mission: Stop the practice of open defecation. That's a tall order for a 6-year-old Muppet. But she's up for the job: "Let's face it. We all got to go."

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