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In Escalation, Russia Cuts Gas Supplies To Ukraine

Russia announced the move after the two sides failed to come to an agreement over the price of natural gas.
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Afghan Voters Defy Taliban Threat; Vote In Presidential Runoff

Afghans went to the polls on Saturday to vote for a successor to Hamid Karzai who's ruled since 2001. Former foreign minister Adbullah Abdullah faced off against former finance minister Ashraf Ghani.
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A Chinese Chemical Company And A 'Bath Salts' Epidemic

When the drugs first appeared, U.S. law enforcement officials had a tough time figuring out what they contained and where they came from. One source was a lab in Shanghai.
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Maliki Government Blamed For Militants Advance In Iraq

Linda Wertheimer talks to Reuters Baghdad Bureau Chief Ned Parker about Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's time in office, and how his policies have contributed to deteriorating security conditions.
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In Iraq, Conflict Involving Sunni Militant Group Escalates

A Sunni militant group has captured swaths of Iraq including Mosul and the province surrounding it. Late Sunday, there were reports that the group had also seized Tal Afar.
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Gulf Neighbors Struggle To Deal With Militant Advance In Iraq

The takeover of much of Iraq — one of the hubs of the Middle East — by extremist militants has shaken the region. How do Iraq's neighbors see the conflict rippling throughout the area?
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Satao, Legendary Tusker In Kenya, Killed By Poachers

The beloved elephant was killed by ivory poachers despite monitoring efforts. Renee Montagne talks to Richard Moller, the founder of Tsavo Trust, which works for the survival of Africa's elephants.
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U.S. World Cup Team To Take The Field Against Ghana

After months of analysis about America's chances in Brazil, it's time for the U.S. men's soccer team to play. Monday's game against Ghana begins a U.S. campaign through the so-called group of death.
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Kerry Gathers World Players To Focus On Protecting Oceans

About 80 countries will be represented over the next two days at a State Department conference. They will discuss overfishing and pollution with government officials, scientists and business leaders.
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Federal Reserve Has New Worries About Inflation Rate

After years of concern about prices and wages going up too much, central banks are worried about too little inflation. Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.

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