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Out Of Tragedy, A New Brazilian Presidential Contender Emerges

The death of Brazil's Socialist Party presidential candidate created an opportunity for his running mate, Marina Silva. Her entry into the race has upended the situation. Whereas the man she replaced was running a distant third in polls, support for Silva has surged.
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Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but those hedge funds have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens will suffer as a result?
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With Initial U.S. Airstrikes A Success, Will They Expand?

The U.S. continues to mount airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq, but some analysts say the campaign is not broad enough.
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White House: Islamic State Has 'Gained Capacity' In Recent Months

Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said the beheading of American journalist James Foley is tantamount to an act of terror against the U.S.
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Chinese Fighter Buzzed U.S. Navy Plane In 'Dangerous Intercept'

Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the Chinese warplane made several close passes by an American P-8 Poseidon, doing a barrel roll and flying wingtip to wingtip in an "aggressive" manner.
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If You're Too Sick To Fly, Airlines Might Not Offer A Refund

Airlines have the right to refuse a passenger suspected of having Ebola. But if you're sick with a contagious disease, what are your rights when it comes to canceling and refunds?
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Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To Improve Animal Welfare

The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.
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Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country's store shelves.
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In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies

Protesters were on the move. Soldiers fired. A teenage boy suffers wounds to both legs. For half an hour, no one could find an ambulance and no one came to care for him.
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Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests

The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.

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