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What Does It Mean To Be A Moderate In Syria's Civil War?

The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.
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Bollywood Star Takes On Paper Over Its Comments About Her Body

The Twittersphere lit up in defense of Bollywood starlet Deepika Padukone. She audaciously told off The Times Of India which published a revealing photo gallery of her.
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Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

When NPR's Kabul bureau caught fire recently, it came as a pleasant surprise that the fire department in the Afghan capital is good at putting out fires.
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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

The ambitious scope of the intervention has impressed aid workers, who have been crying for help for months. But the plan will need to be implemented quickly to get ahead of the spread of infections.
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Dr. Kent Brantly: Ebola Survivor Gives Testimony On The Hill

The doctor spoke of "the horror that this disease visits upon its victims" and told a joint Senate committee hearing that he favors U.S. military intervention to fight it.
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Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.
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More Birthdays For Kids Under 5 Around The World

The number of deaths of children under 5 has dropped by 49 percent since 1990. There are many reasons why, from better vaccines and health workers to "kangaroo mother care."
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U.S. To Send 3,000 Troops To West Africa To Aid In Ebola Epidemic

On Tuesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. will send more military personnel and resources to Africa to fight the deadly virus.
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Ebola Outbreak Presents Special Challenges For U.S. Military

On Tuesday, President Obama announced a larger U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak that will put 3,000 troops on the front line. What can the military can provide and how quickly they can do it?
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American Doctor In Libera Calls U.S. Ebola Response Plan 'Outstanding'

Melissa Block talks to Dr. Timothy Flanigan in Liberia about President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will ramp up aid efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak.

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