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State Dept. Officials Work To Verify Islamic State's Beheading Video

In a new video released by the militant group Islamic State, American journalist Steven Sotloff appears to be killed by extremists associated with the group.
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Faced With Ukrainian Turmoil, NATO Considers New 'Rapid Reaction Force'

In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
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Islamic State Video Appears To Show Beheading Of A New U.S. Journalist

The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this case, the doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.
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Islamic State Claims It Has Beheaded Second American Journalist

The Islamist militant group had threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued to conduct airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff's mother released a video last week pleading for the release of her son.
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When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Homes with dirt floors can make people sick. Replacing them with concrete floors helps cut risks but isn't always affordable. A new project in Rwanda relies on a low-cost alternative.
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India's Prime Minister Builds Stronger Relationship With Japan

Narendra Modi continues his five-day tour of Japan. At a news conference on Monday, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe described an India-Japan partnership as having "the most potential in the world."
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Sen. Menendez Wants Ukraine Supplied With Defensive Weapons

David Greene talks to Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, about the situation in Ukraine. The New Jersey Democrat has just returned from a trip to Ukraine.
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Despite Shelling, Ukrainian Workers Keep On Watering The Flowers

Amid major fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists, electricity, water and other city services continue. The workers face risks associated with war as well as divided allegiances.
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Cameron Seeks To Expand Terrorism Laws To Target British Fighters

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was abhorrent that British citizens declared their allegiance to groups like ISIS. He said new rules would allow police to seize passports of suspected militants.

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