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U.S., Allies Urge All Sides In Ukraine To Pull Back From Brink

The U.S. and European powers are hoping that the government and protesters can restart a political dialogue. But they have few levers of influence. Russia has plenty of leverage, but different aims.
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As Execution Drugs Run Dry, Attention Turns To Source Of Shortage

The U.S. is experiencing a nationwide shortage of the drugs commonly used in lethal injections. The situation has stirred controversy not only in the U.S. but in Europe, as well.
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'Three Amigos' Talk Trade In Mexico

President Obama is meeting with heads of state from Canada and Mexico. These North American neighbors are often called the "three amigos." They are expected to talk about trade and border security.
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Uncertainty Reigns At Start Of Iran Nuclear Talks

Talks in Vienna about Iran's nuclear program kick off what could be a year of negotiations. Negotiators are seeking a deal to follow the temporary agreement now limiting Iran's nuclear program.
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Years After Tragedy, Norwegian Pop Star Returns To World Stage

Mohamed Abdi Farah's life and career changed when he was caught in a national calamity. Now, he's returning as his country's representative in Eurovision, the Europe-wide singing competition.
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From The Streets Of Kiev, A Firsthand Look At the Protests

Police in Kiev continue to try to clear protesters from the streets of the Ukrainian capital, where violence has left both police and demonstrators dead.
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Political And Cultural Splinters Are Deep In Ukraine

Protests run deeper than the country's recent turn away from the European Union. Former ambassador Stephen Sestanovich discusses Ukraine's history, long fractured by language, culture and politics.
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A Country At A Crossroads, And Kiev Partly In Flames

Clashes between the demonstrators and police renewed in Ukraine on Tuesday, leaving at least 25 dead, and on Wednesday protesters stormed the central post office.
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Who's The Momma? Artist Gets Asians Young And Old To Swap Styles

A photographer asked young folks in Asia to swap garb with their older relatives. The project explores the way that cultural and generational divides can be seen.
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World's Largest Oyster Is Size Of A Man's Shoe

At nearly 14 inches long, a mammoth mollusk is still alive and growing, says the biologist who found it in Denmark. The oyster is roughly comparable to a size 11 shoe.

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