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Referendum Vote Count Begins In Scotland

On Thursday, Scottish voters cast ballots in a referendum to decide whether their country should remain part of the United Kingdom or whether they should become independent.
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Ukrainian President Lobbies Washington For Money, Arms Support

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Thursday. He's seeking more U.S. support as he struggles to end a Russian-backed separatist rebellion in Eastern Ukraine.
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U.S. Leans On Egypt For Support In Fighting Islamic State Militants

It's an "I told you so" moment for Egyptian leaders, who have been trying to get the world on board with their crackdown on their opponents in the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Anti-Terror Raids In Australia Targeted Islamic Extremists

Police carried out the raids in Sydney early Thursday morning. They came in the aftermath of intelligence reports that Islamic extremists were planning killings in Australia.
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Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site

Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
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Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

Marina Silva grew up deep in the Amazon and says Brazil must do more to protect its natural riches. But environmentalists have doubts about what she can do, given the powerful agrobusiness interests.
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New Islamic State Video Purports To Show Kidnapped British Journalist

The man in the video says he is John Cantile, a British journalist and hostage. He asks why his government has abandoned him. NPR hasn't independently verified the video's authenticity.
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Some Airports Have A New Security Routine: Taking Your Temperature

With ear probes, infrared cameras and laser beams pointed at your forehead, airports around the world are trying to stop infected passengers before they board a plane.
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Zimbabwean First Lady's Summer Project: A Ph.D. Program

Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace, has received a doctorate after what appears to be just a few months in the program. This has renewed speculation that she could eventually succeed her 90-year-old husband.
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Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.

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