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Napolitano: ISIS Was One Of Many Similar Threats We Were Tracking

The former homeland security secretary and Arizona governor also talks about security improvements since the Sept. 11 attacks and the frustrations and potential solutions to the immigration debate.
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Hong Kong Leader To Protesters: 'Stop Campaign Immediately'

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says Beijing will not accede to demonstrators' demands for democratic reforms. Meanwhile, activists have vowed a new phase of civil disobedience on Wednesday.
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U.S. Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt After Debt Default

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.
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Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

The civil disobedience movement has set an Oct. 1 deadline for the city's unpopular chief executive to meet their demands for democracy. The also want him to step down as leader of Hong Kong.
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China Sentences Professor Accused Of Separatist Activities

China sentenced Ilham Tohti, an advocate for the mostly Muslim minority Uighers, to life in prison after a closed-door trial. His daughter, Jewher Ilham, who lives in Indiana, talks to Steve Inskeep.
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Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.
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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.
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Martha Zarway Of Monrovia: 'I'm A Doctor, So We Can't Run Away'

The Liberian physician, who operates a clinic in the capital, perseveres in the wake of a colleague's death, possibly from Ebola. She and her staff continue to treat patients.
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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
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Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote

Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.

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