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Ukraine Announces Cease-Fire With Russia

Ukraine's president says he and Russian President Putin have agreed to a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. Putin's spokesman says since Russia isn't a party to the conflict it can't agree to a ceasefire.
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Russia, Ukraine Distance Themselves From News Of A Cease-Fire Deal

Ukraine released a statement saying it had agreed to a "permanent cease-fire," only to walk it back shortly thereafter. Russia said it had come to no such agreement.
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3 Captive Americans In North Korea Appeal For U.S. Help

It's unclear what it will take to secure their release. David Greene talks Stephen Bosworth, who served as U.S. special representative for North Korea policy during President Obama's first term.
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U.S. Program Helps Africans Learn Entrepreneurial Skills

David Greene talks to Enitan Kuku, who's from Nigeria, and Mildred Apenyo, who's from Uganda, about a U.S. State Department entrepreneurial fellowship for young leaders from Africa.
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Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine Monrovia Slum

Liberian authorities freed the West Point slum from its quarantine 10 days after imposing it. The military led the effort to isolate the impoverished community and the move sparked deadly clashes.
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Islamist Militants Use Beheading Video To Push Its Agenda

A video released on Tuesday shows the killing of an American journalist by the Islamic State militant group. The group threatened to kill Steven Sotloff if the U.S. continued its offensive in Iraq.
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U.S. Airstrikes Target Al-Shabab Leadership

A U.S. airstrike may have killed the leader of the Somali group al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaida. David Greene talks to Natznet Tesfay, of IHS Jane's, which analyzes defense and security issues.
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Ukraine Crisis Reshapes NATO's Mission

President Obama and other world leaders will be in Wales on Thursday for a NATO summit. The crisis in Ukraine gives this meeting new urgency.
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Obama Urged To Use Executive Action To Overhaul Immigration

Advocates are pushing President Obama to bypass Congress. David Greene talks to Alan Gomez, an immigration reporter for USA Today, and Grace Meng, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.
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Netherlands King To Attend Ethanol Plant Opening In Iowa

On Wednesday, King Willem-Alexander visits Emmetsburg, Iowa, for the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant. The Netherlands and Iowa have a lot in common — both are major agricultural centers.

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