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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
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North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen Comedy

The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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SOS Note, Prison ID Reportedly Found In Chinese-Made Pants

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.
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For A Spanish Princess, An Indictment On Laundering Charges

Spanish Princess Infanta Cristina has been charged with money laundering. She faces 11 years behind bars for allegedly embezzling public money through fake charities.
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Angry At Shiite-Led Government, Sunnis Are Loath To Help Calm Iraq

Minority Sunnis are helping the militants sweeping Iraq's north and west. The support of ordinary Sunnis shows how difficult it will be to reverse the sectarian partition that's already happening.
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A World Cup Surprise: Arias In The Heart Of The Amazon

The final World Cup game in the Brazilian city of Manaus is on Wednesday. For fans who made the trek to the jungle for games this tournament, many were rewarded by something else: seeing a centuries-old opera house in the heart of the Amazon.
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Egyptian Court Deals Out Death Sentences To Nearly 200

An Egyptian court has confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its spiritual leader, Mohamed Badie. For more on the sentencing, and the charges of violence on which they were convicted, Melissa Block speaks with Ziad Abdel Tawab, the deputy director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.
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ISIS Brings Business Acumen To Violent Jihad

ISIS issues annual reports and launched a Twitter app, and its financiers track money flows on spreadsheets. It's professionalized its operations while inflicting more casualties than al-Qaida.
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Beijing Blasts U.S. Plan To Name Road By Embassy After Dissident

An amendment working its way through Congress would rename the street in front of the Chinese Embassy after Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo. China called it a "sheer farce."
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Could The Ebola Outbreak Spread To Europe Or The U.S.?

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest in history. And it's spreading in a city with an international airport. So what's the risk of a sick traveler bringing the virus to the West?

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