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Dozens Dead After Fire In Russian Psychiatric Hospital

The cause of the blaze at a facility near Moscow is under investigation. Police tell Russian media that most of the estimated 38 victims likely had been under sedation and died in their sleep. Only three people are reported to have survived. A nurse was able to lead two patients to safety.
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Spain To Unveil Economic Overhaul Plan

Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.
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Bangladeshi Rescuers Continue Search Through Building Rubble

Officials in Bangladesh say at least 280 people were killed in a building collapse earlier this week. Renee Montagne talks to Anbarasan Ethirajan of the BBC to find out the latest information.
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U.S. Wants More Proof Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons

The White House says it has evidence that Syria's government used the chemical agent sarin on a small scale inside that country. There are, however, many questions about how reliable that intelligence assessment is. But the announcement has reignited the debate over whether Syria's regime has crossed a "red line," and what the U.S. should do in response.
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A $5.5 Billion Road Map To Banish Polio Forever

The World Health Organization released a six-year plan to wipe out the few remaining pockets of polio and ensure the virus doesn't come back. With less than 20 polio cases so far this year, the world is closer than ever before to eradicating polio.
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U.S. Filmmaker Held In Venezuela

Interior Minister Miguel Rodriguez Torres said Timothy Hallet Tracy was paying right-wing youth to hold violent protests in the aftermath of the elections narrowly won by Nicolas Maduro, the late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor. Tracy's family says he was making a documentary.
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Monkeys Also Want To Eat Like The Locals

When monkeys move to a new place, they want to eat what the locals are eating, a new study finds. It's among the first to see strong social behaviors in eating among wild animals.

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