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Dozens Dead In Indonesia Air Force Plane Crash

Shortly after takeoff Tuesday, the C-130 Hercules transport plane crashed into a residential area in Medan, the country's third-largest city.
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Greece Seeks New Bailout From Eurozone

European finance ministers are meeting at 2 p.m. ET to consider the Greek proposal. The country has until 5 p.m. ET to make a loan payment to the International Monetary Fund.
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U.N. Brokers Global Effort To Rein In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Speeches by high-level representatives were an attempt to keep momentum going as the world moves toward a key summit in Paris this year, which may produce an agreement to control greenhouse gases.
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Congress Leaves For Recess Without Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

A government agency is about to close. The Export-Import Bank has helped U.S. companies sell goods abroad for decades, but it will likely wind down operations after July 1 if Congress doesn't act.
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Are The French Always On Vacation Or Does It Just Seem That Way?

Many French people now enjoy nine weeks of vacation a year. Vacation in France is seen as a human right, one expert says, but it divides the haves from the have nots.
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A Financial Tragedy Plays Out In Greece: No Money And Debt Is Due

Greece's bailout money is gone, and it will miss a payment due to the IMF. Linda Wertheimer talks to Joanna Kakissis and Peter Spiegel of The Financial Times about Greece's tenuous hold on the Euro.
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Would You Buy A Used Car From A Man Named Beer Horse?

NPR's Frank Langfitt has been giving free taxi rides around Shanghai to learn about the lives of ordinary Chinese. He's decided to stop renting a car and buy one. That's when he met Beer Horse.
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Brazil Tries To Rebuild Relations With U.S. After NSA Spying Scandal

Two years ago, President Dilma Rousseff canceled a planned state visit after discovering the U.S. was spying on Brazil. Since that time, her popularity has nosedived, and so too has Brazil's economy.
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Greeks Brace For The Fallout As Deadline Looms

Greeks have lurched from one crisis to another in recent years and have learned to cope with uncertainty. Still, many are worried about what could happen when Greece misses a payment Tuesday.
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U.N. Holds Climate Talks In New York Ahead Of Paris Meeting

The United Nations is having a high-level climate meeting ahead of the end-of-year meeting in Paris that will hopefully result in a major new agreement to rein in greenhouse gases.

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