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Culinary Diplomacy Takes Texan Chef To The Land Of Grilled Yak

Is food the oldest instrument of diplomacy? The U.S. State Department just sent award-winning chef Tim Byres to Kyrgyzstan, where he ate a sheep's eye and wowed his hosts with Texan spices.
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Poll: Most Virginia Voters Approve Of Strikes In Iraq And Syria

A new statewide survey from the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University shows 63 percent of voters approve of the strikes against the Islamic State.
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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.
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British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS

The British Parliament voted Friday to join U.S.-led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. It's an important political marker for the Obama administration's efforts to build a worldwide alliance.
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The Ebola Survivor Who Works In An Ebola Ward

When the 23-year-old Sierra Leonean tells patients to follow their doctors' orders and to keep fighting, they really listen.
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Thai Leader Threatens New Takeover: The TV Soaps

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he's ordered a complete rewrite of Thailand's daily fare of infidelity and violence, and if it's not done right, he's threatened to do the job himself.
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A Concert With Jay-Z (And India's Leader) Aims To End Poverty

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues as well as the celebrities.
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And The Million Dollar Hult Prize Goes To A Doc In A Box

The challenge: come up with a plan to improve healthcare in slums. There were 11,000 entries, featuring everything from bees to chewing gum as part of the proposal. And the winner is...
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Hungary Shuts Off Re-Export Of Natural Gas To Ukraine

Hungary's national gas operator says the "indefinite" cut off is over domestic supply concerns, but the move comes just days after the CEO of Russia's Gazprom monopoly visited Budapest.
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Belgium Likes Underground Beer. No, Literally

The historic city of Bruges is getting a 2-mile-long underground beer pipeline. Too bad it's from brewery to factory, not brewery to your door.

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