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In Long-Roiled Ukraine, War Mentality Turns Outward

The crisis in Ukraine is starting to take a psychological toll on citizens, including those who aren't near the fighting in the country's eastern provinces. Many Ukrainians say they now feel their country is at war with Russia and that they're prepared to make sacrifices for Ukraine's independence. Recent polling data shows that even in the east of the country, most people support keeping the country unified.
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European Court Upholds France's Burqa Ban

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that France's ban on face-covering veils was legitimate, and did not violate a Muslim woman's freedoms.
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Thousands Rally In Hong Kong To Call For Democratic Vote

Activists are threatening to blockade the city's financial district unless China allows a free and fair vote to elect Hong Kong's leader.
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Israel Kills Man In Raid As Troops Seek Teens' Abductors

The operation was part of the search for two Palestinians suspected in the deaths of three Israeli teens whose bodies were found Monday.
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France's Former President Sarkozy Taken Into Custody

Suspicions about Nicolas Sarkozy's fundraising activities also touch on late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the heiress to the L'Oreal fortune.
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Israeli Military Responds After 3 Missing Teens Found Dead

Funeral ceremonies are planned Tuesday for the three slain Israeli teenagers abducted earlier this month. Israel blames the Palestinian militant group Hamas for the murders.
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Sunni Muslims Declare New Caliphate, Is It For Real?

The Muslim Caliphate has not existed since the 13th century. Renee Montagne talks to historian Juan Cole, who believes this is a grandiose claim that history shows is doomed for failure.
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A Tale Of Two Cities: Mixing The Urban Poor Into A Rich Urban Life

Instead of razing slums and shunting the poor from sight, inclusive cities build bridges — or in one case, an escalator — from poverty to economic opportunity.
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French Bank To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

BNP Paribas pleaded guilty to violating U.S. sanctions law. It admitted that it helped clients in Sudan and other countries evade U.S. trade embargoes through its New York office.
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Democracy Protesters In Hong Kong Call For Free Elections

Thousands of demonstrators are expected march on Tuesday to demand greater freedom in choosing their leaders. The protest comes on the 17th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule.

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