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Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Simin Behbahani, renowned for her piercing and fierce language, published 19 books of poetry over the course of six decades.
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Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

The USS Houston was sunk by the Japanese in 1942, killing about 700 sailors and Marines. U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a vessel in the Java Sea is the wreck of the Houston.
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Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flare-ups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.
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Europe's Latest Grass-Roots Movement: Cannabis Social Clubs

Europeans are developing a third option that lies somewhere between legalization and prohibition of marijuana: limited use in private clubs.
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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."
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Islamic State Militants Add To Fears Syrians Face From Assad Regime

Kelly McEvers talks to Syrian journalist Zaina Erhaim, who's in the besieged city of Aleppo, about the state of the conflict in Syria. Erhaim is with the Syrian Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
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Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria

David Greene talks to freelance journalist Yinka Ibukun for the latest news about the Ebola outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria. The outbreak is happening while a doctor's strike is underway in the country.
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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises

USAID's Nancy Lindborg: "What we have now ... are really complex, difficult crises that are fundamentally the result of non-democratic governments."
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U.S. Says Syria's Chemical Weapons Stockpile Is Destroyed

President Obama said it was an important step in preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, but added that Syria must still destroy its other weapons production facilities.
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Cease-Fire In Gaza Reportedly Extended 24 Hours

The previous cease-fire lasted five days and expired at midnight. Unlike other deal extensions, there have been no reports of rockets fired or Israeli action. Talks continue with mediators in Egypt.

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