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500,000 People Reportedly Flee Mosul After Iraqi City Falls

A surprising takeover by extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has forced thousands of residents of Mosul to seek refuge.
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How Brazil Saved The World Cup In The Aftermath Of World War II

Germany invaded Poland in 1939, and the world's biggest sporting event was almost relegated to the second division of history. That's when Brazil stepped up.
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In Iraq, Mosul Falls To Insurgent Group

An extremist group that has taken over large parts of Syria has stormed into the major Iraqi city of Mosul. There are concerns that a crucial oil refinery could fall into their hands too.
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Clinton Uses 'Hard Choices' Book Tour To Steer Benghazi Message

Republicans have been using the 2012 attack in Libya against her. Analysts say while Hillary Clinton is talking about Benghazi, she is defining the issue herself well ahead of any political campaign.
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Soccer Fans Eager To Get World Cup Action Underway

Despite strikes and protests, fans are converging on Brazil in advance of the World Cup. The soccer tournament starts on Thursday. People from all over the world are getting into the soccer spirit.
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Video Of Mob-Fueled Sexual Assaults Outrages Egyptians

Egypt's chief prosecutor has ordered three men arrested in connection with the assaults in Tahrir Square over the weekend to be put on trial immediately. Graphic video has been made public.
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Hillary Clinton Refines Her Benghazi Response

As Hillary Clinton contemplates a 2016 presidential run, it's clear she'll need to answer Benghazi questions in a way that neutralizes conservative attacks and avoids politicizing the issue.
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Don't Be A Jerk. There's A Lot More To Island Cooking

Drawing on a history both savory and sweet, two sisters are reintroducing Caribbean cooking to the world beyond the islands. And they'd like to make one thing clear: It's not just about jerk spice.
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Key Iraqi City Falls To Islamist Militants

Extremists have taken over most of the Iraqi city of Mosul, a key commercial hub. Hundreds of thousands are fleeing as the group, known as ISIS, is capturing weapons caches and government buildings.
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With 2 Days Till Kickoff, World Cup Host City Is Stricken By Strike

The World Cup kicks off in two days, and fans are pouring into Brazil. But in Sao Paulo, the site of the opening game, metro workers are striking over pay, fueling fierce clashes.

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