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U.S. Airstrikes Target Al-Shabab Leadership

A U.S. airstrike may have killed the leader of the Somali group al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida. David Greene talks to Natznet Tesfay, of IHS Jane's, which analyzes defense and security issues.
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Ukraine Crisis Reshapes NATO's Mission

President Obama and other world leaders will be in Wales on Thursday for a NATO summit. The crisis in Ukraine gives this meeting new urgency.
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Obama Urged To Use Executive Action To Overhaul Immigration

Advocates are pushing President Obama to bypass Congress. David Greene talks to Alan Gomez, an immigration reporter for USA Today, and Grace Meng, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.
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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.
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Amid Warnings Of Ethnic Cleansing, A Yazidi Man's Suicide Resonates

Naif Khalif Omar, a 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.
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U.S. Boosts Baghdad Diplomatic Security With 350 More Soldiers

The reinforcements, announced late Tuesday, raise the number of U.S. forces in Iraq to more than 1,000.
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Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

A returned space capsule was opened to reveal frozen gecko remains inside, disappointing scientists. On the bright side, the fruit flies that were aboard made it.
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A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

A brief video captures the chaos of Ebola in Liberia. A suspected patient, who allegedly fled a treatment center, is pursued by health workers and wrestled into a truck.
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North Korea Grants Interviews With American Detainees: To What End?

Two U.S. news organizations, CNN and the Associated Press, were granted interviews with three men detained by North Korean authorities.
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State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video

In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.

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