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Wife Of Jailed American In Cuba Worries He'll Take 'Drastic Measures'

David Greene talks to Judy Gross, wife of USAID contractor Alan Gross, who is serving a 15 year term in a Cuban prison for bringing satellite communications equipment into the country.
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Chancellor's Tough Talk Against Russia Makes Germans Nervous

German and Russian relations are nearing an all-time low over events in Ukraine. German businesses do not want to punish the Kremlin and its supporters for fear it will damage the German economy.
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U.S. Needs To Win Or Tie Germany To Advance In World Cup Play

The U.S. soccer team meets Germany in a must-win World Cup match Thursday. The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate — a loss would mean they need help to advance to the round of 16.
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Second Surge Of Ebola Strikes West Africa

An Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest outbreak ever recorded. The first cases were confirmed in Guinea in March, but new cases have popped up in neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia.
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Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Tourism is an essential part of Cuba's economy. But as the industry grows, some worry it will create a gap between the haves and have-nots in a throwback to pre-revolution days.
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Behind ISIS Battle In Iraq, A Clash Between Two Arch-Terrorists

Focusing on Iraq's fight may be missing the point. Under the surface is a more fundamental war between al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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Report Questions U.S. Policy On Overseas Drone Strikes

The Stimson Center concludes that targeted killing operations may have protected Americans at home, but come at a heavy price abroad.
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North Korea Threatens War Over New Seth Rogen Comedy

The plot of The Interview, which also stars James Franco, involves a television journalist and his producer who are recruited by the CIA to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
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SOS Note, Prison ID Reportedly Found In Chinese-Made Pants

A woman in Belfast, Northern Ireland, says she found a handwritten plea for help in a pair of pants she bought from a discount retailer in 2011 but had not worn until recently.
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For A Spanish Princess, An Indictment On Laundering Charges

Spanish Princess Infanta Cristina has been charged with money laundering. She faces 11 years behind bars for allegedly embezzling public money through fake charities.

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