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Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back

After Crimea, is Alaska next? A petition on the White House website calling for just that has more than 37,000 signatures.
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As Peace Talks Falter, Kerry Cancels Meeting With Abbas

John Kerry made the announcement after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked to join international organizations, a move that is opposed by the U.S. and Israel.
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Global Airlines Call For Better Tracking Method After Flight 370

"We cannot let another aircraft simply vanish," the head of the International Air Travel Association says.
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The Arguments For And Against Releasing Jonathan Pollard

The formal naval intelligence analyst is serving a life term for spying for Israel. This is not the first time his case has cropped up in the larger context of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
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China's Military Latest Target In Anti-Corruption Drive

A former top general of the People's Liberation Army has been indicted for his allegedly lavish lifestyle and investigators say there's evidence of wrongdoing at key military units.
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'Muses And Metaphor' Kicks Off National Poetry Month

Tell Me More kicks off its annual poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Fernando Espuelas and Connie Schultz share their Twitter poems.
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Group Blasts Greece Over Conditions In Which Migrants Are Detained

Medecins Sans Frontieres' new report called Greece's treatment of migrants not only a "violation of national, European and international standards, but also" harmful to people's health and dignity.
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NATO Chief: No Sign Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine Border

The secretary general of the alliance says he's seen no evidence of such a move a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly promised a partial withdrawal.
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Missing Malaysian Jet May Never Be Found, Head Of Search Warns

With no firm data on how fast the plane was flying and how far it actually went, the operation to find it is "the most challenging ever," retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston cautions.
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Post Arab Spring, Where Do Islamist Parties Stand?

Steve Inskeep talks with author Shadi Hamid about his new book, Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East.

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