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Emotions Are Raw After Israeli And Palestinian Teens Are Killed

Tensions intensified after the kidnapping and killing of 3 Israeli teens, and the apparent retribution murder of a Palestinian teen. David Greene talks to ex-U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer.
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Damming The Mekong River: Economic Boon Or Environmental Mistake?

Laos' government says it needs the money the two dams will generate. But environmentalists and downstream neighbors say the dams are a major threat to fish migration and agriculture.
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As Ebola Cases Spike, WHO Asks For More Money And Help

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to grow in West Africa. Even as health leaders met to figure out how to stop the virus, the number of cases surged — by nearly 20 percent in a week.
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Tiny Costa Rica Is A World Cup Surprise — Even To Its Own Fans

Costa Rican fan Ericka Mora speaks with Melissa Block from San Jose about the World Cup excitement in the country's capital.
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Deportation Threat Doesn't Diminish Young Migrants' U.S. Hopes

The U.S. is returning unaccompanied minors to their home countries. But life in Guatemala, where many of them are from, is so hard, they say they'll keep trying until they succeed.
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If Map Of Middle East Is Being Redrawn, What Lies Ahead For Kurds?

Violence in Iraq has many wondering if the map of the Middle East is being redrawn before the world's eyes. If so, Iraqi Kurds might stand to gain, with an independent Kurdistan finally within reach.
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Iran Nuclear Negotiations Try To Hurdle Impasse As Deadline Nears

Iran and six world powers are saying they want to agree upon a nuclear deal this month. Troublingly, Iranian officials now appear to be laying the ground work for an excuse should the talks fail. They also don't appear to be preparing for significant reductions in its uranium enrichment capacity, which the U.S. says is critical to any agreement.
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For Militants, Founding Of Caliphate Is Win In Rhetoric, Not Reality

On the first night of Ramadan, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced it would change its name to, simply, the Islamic State, declaring that the land it had captured in Syria and Iraq constituted a new caliphate. The group's leader is trying to use this new narrative to wrest control of the global jihad from al-Qaida.
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The Long, Slow Vanish Of Britain's Illustrious Recording Clubs

In the years following World War II, tape-recording clubs gathered significant popularity in the UK. Clubs met to share tapes of everything from bird calls to the sounds of local events. Today, though, only a few such clubs still survive.
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Chinese Leader's Seoul Visit Seen As Snub To North Korea

Xi Jinping's first visit to the Korean Peninsula finds him in Seoul, not Pyongyang, in a possible sign of strained Sino-North Korean ties.

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