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Obama Says U.S., Israel Face 'Clear, Substantive Challenge'

The president says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it clear that there will be no two-state solution. Obama says the U.S. now has to re-evaluate its Israeli-Palestinian policy.
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Russia Loses Bid To Deny Benefits To Spouses Of Gay U.N. Staff

Russia led the unsuccessful effort to overturn a plan to give benefits to the spouses of U.N. employees. Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and 40 other nations also voted against the plan.
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Notorious Mexican Criminals Say Prison Conditions Are Inhumane

Nearly 140 inmates, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and Edgar "La Barbie" Valdez Villarreal, complain of dirty cells, spoiled food and filthy conjugal rooms at Mexico's maximum security prison.
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With Improved Relations, Are The U.S. And Cuba Ready To Play Ball?

Cuban baseball has been struggling. A lack of money means facilities are in disrepair. Defections mean some of the best players have left. But new relations with the U.S. may mean new opportunities.
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U.S. Providing Reconnaissance Flights Over Booby-Trapped Tikrit

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has been conducting surveillance flights over the city since March 21 to help uproot militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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TB Patients That The World Writes Off Are Getting Cured In Peru

When a person is diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis, the treatment is so long and painful that some countries decide it's not worth bothering. Partners In Health disagrees.
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Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

The plane, an Airbus A320 run by a subsidiary of the German airline Lufthansa, went down with 150 people aboard. French President Francois Hollande voiced fears that there would be no survivors.
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Black Box Located At Crash Site Of German Plane, French Official Says

The 150 people on board Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 are feared dead. The plane left Barcelona, Spain, this morning en route to Duesseldorf, Germany, and crashed in the French Alps.
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Report: Israel Spied On U.S. Nuclear Talks With Iran

The Wall Street Journal says Israel spied on the talks and passed on the information to U.S. lawmakers in the hopes of undermining the deal. Israel denies spying on the talks.
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U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

The decision to evacuate will have an impact on counter-terrorism operations in an al-Qaida stronghold, and also in an area where the self proclaimed Islamic State is starting to get a toehold.

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