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U.S. Would Consider 'Modest' Force For Complex Iraq Operations

The comments were made to a House panel by Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Earlier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the battle against Islamic State militants would be "long and difficult."
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3 Potential Ebola Therapies To Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve antiviral drugs. Meanwhile, in Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.
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Led Zeppelin Reunion Story Was Apparently False

Earlier this week, we reported on a story that suggested Led Zeppelin had been offered a lot of money to reunite, but it appears there have been no offers for a band reunion.
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Hotel Breaks Simultaneous Breakfast-In-Bed Record

A Shanghai hotel moved dozens of beds into a giant room, and served croissants and noodles to 388 people. That broke the previous record of 288.
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Photo Shows Lander Sitting On Comet After Bounce-Landing

Before the Philae lander came to rest on the surface of a comet Wednesday, it bounced — twice. The lander weighs far less on the comet than it did on Earth.
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Climate Change Deal Requires U.S., China To Overhaul Energy Use

Experts who've parsed the numbers offered by the two countries say it's not enough to keep climate from overheating seriously. It is seen as a benchmark by which governments can be held accountable.
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Obama In Myanmar For Summit With Southeast Asian Leaders

President Obama is in Myanmar amid U.S. concerns that the country's progress toward true democracy is not running smoothly.
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Critics Say Myanmar Still Lacks Press Freedoms

An activist-turned-journalist was recently killed while in military custody. Renee Montagne talks to Ma Thida, a writer and longtime aid to democracy leader Aung San Suii Kyi, about his death.
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12 Women Die, Dozens Hospitalized After Sterilization Procedures In India

Since the 1960s, sterilization has been a prevalent method of contraception for women in India. Renee Montagne talks to Annie Gowen of The Washington Post about the recent botched sterilizations
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Swiss Health Officials Try New Ways To Combat Ebola

Health officials in Switzerland say they're planning to test some experimental Ebola therapies in West Africa next month. The tests will take place at Ebola clinics set up by Doctors Without Borders.

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