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Eurozone Slips Back Into Recession

Eurostat, the European Union's statistical agency, said Thursday that the bloc contracted 0.1 percent in the third quarter; it shrank 0.2 percent in the second quarter. The eurozone was last in recession in 2009.
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Pregnant Woman's Death Sparks Abortion Debate In Ireland

The 31-year-old Indian dentist was denied an abortion last month when she began to miscarry her 17-week-old fetus. She died three days later. The case is prompting the predominantly Catholic country to examine the conditions under which abortions can be permitted.
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Congressional Hearings Focus On Benghazi Attack

Both House and Senate committees held hearings on Thursday to learn details of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11. Meanwhile, former CIA Director David Petraeus is scheduled to testify behind closed doors before House and Senate intelligence committees on Friday.
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Woman Who Was Denied Abortion Dies In Ireland

An Indian woman who was 17 weeks pregnant entered University Hospital Galway in western Ireland in severe pain. Doctors quickly determined that Savita Halappanavar was miscarrying, but they refused to perform an abortion for three days. It was only when the fetus showed no signs of life that they removed its remains. By that time, the woman had developed severe blood poisoning and she died soon thereafter.
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Israel's U.S. Ambassador: We're Ready To Send Troops

Melissa Block talks to Michael Oren, Israel's Ambassador to the U.S., about the Israeli military's operation in the Gaza Strip. They discuss the possibility of a new ground conflict in Gaza, civilian casualties and Egypt's support for the Palestinians. Oren defends the operation, saying Israel has a right to defend itself against rocket fire. And he suggests Egypt can play a "constructive role" in the conflict.

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