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Against 'Islamic State' Militants, Treasury May Need To Try New Tools

In combating militants, one weapon is cutting off the groups' funding from charities or outside donors. But the "Islamic State" gets its money from other means and may be immune to U.S. techniques.
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Activists Gather At White House To Protest Immigration Proposal

Hundreds of immigrant-rights activists protested outside the White House on the eve of President Obama’s request that Congress fund the rapid deportation of tens of thousands of Central American children detained after crossing the border illegally.
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In Battle Over Gaza, A Slow Build-up Shows No Signs Of Ending

Israel stepped up its air assault on the Gaza Strip. Unlike air strikes in the past, Israel has tempered its initial show of force, but the situation appears to be steadily intensifying.
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In Oslo, Attorney General Warns Syria May Be A Cradle Of Terrorism

In a speech in Oslo, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged European partners to do more to find and disrupt plans of would-be terrorists who head to Syria — and, once trained, might return to the West.
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Early Vote Tallies Speed The Sparring Between Afghan Candidates

Preliminary voting tallies in the Afghan presidential election, released Monday, did little to ease a brewing political crisis. The losing candidate continued to claim fraud, declaring himself the winner instead. Meanwhile, the U.S. is warning of a power grab.
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Battered By Civil War, South Sudan Falters Toward 3rd Birthday

South Sudan is approaching the third anniversary of its independence. For more on the world's newest country, its civil war and the resulting humanitarian crisis, Melissa Block talks with E.J. Hogendoorn, the deputy director of Africa for the International Crisis Group.
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With Default 23 Days Away, A Little Clause Could Cost Argentina Big

After missing a June 30 deadline, Argentina has a 30-day grace period to pay investors $539 million in interest. Otherwise, the country will default on its debts. Argentinian officials argue they can't make the payment without triggering other debt payments that would bankrupt the country.
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Going, Going, Almost Gone: A Worm Verges On Extinction

The world is tantalizingly close to wiping out Guinea worm, a 3-foot-long parasite that emerges from a blister in the skin. Only 17 cases have occurred so far this year. Next year there could be zero.
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Meet The Musicians And Storytellers Of Kenya

This summer, Kenya came to Washington, D.C. Artists, runners and Maasai elders were part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. They spoke with us about music, goats and fusing tradition and modernity.
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What's In Our Name: Why Goats? Why Soda?

We'll cover malaria and micro-loans. Ebola and education. We'll look at efforts to lift families out of poverty — and provide clean drinking water and electricity. So what should we call ourselves?

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