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Single Women With Young Children Inundate U.S.-Mexico Border

The number of unaccompanied migrant kids detained at the U.S. border has skyrocketed. Officials say as many as 90,00 are expected by year's end. Now it's not just minor children rushing the border.
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Saddam's Ex-Officer: We've Played Key Role In Helping Militants

Sunni militants of ISIS have raised their black flags in towns they've captured in northern Iraq. But they've had help from, and share a goal with, former members of Saddam Hussein's security forces.
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Injured German Cave Researcher Rescued After 2-Week Ordeal

Johann Westhauser was hurt in a rock fall on June 8 as he and two companions were taking measurements in the Alps' Riesending cave system.
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German Defense Minister On U.S.: We Have To Defend Common Values

Robert Siegel speaks with Ursula von der Leyen, the defense minister of Germany, about the latest news out of Ukraine and Germany's complex relationship with the U.S.
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Even If Their Team Loses, Japanese Fans Still Sweep The World Cup

It's common to hear of soccer hooligans taunting players and fighting in the stands. In Japan, it's a different story: Soccer fans there have a tradition of cleaning up the stadium after matches.
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Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis

India's new government faces its first major foreign policy test after the abduction of 40 Indian workers by suspected militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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Obama Lays Out Iraq Proposals, But What Lies Beyond?

Before the White House press corps Thursday, President Obama laid out his proposal for a U.S. military response in Iraq. He said he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to support Iraq's security forces, leaving open the possibility of targeted air strikes in the future. Melissa Block talks to retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero about Obama's plan.
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Off The Pitch, Brazilians Mark A More Political Clash

One year from million-strong protest marches in Brazil, Brazilians are marking the anniversary with more demonstrations. There are fewer protesters than a year ago, when Brazilians expressed their anger over World Cup costs and the government's neglect of housing, health, transportation and employment issues at home.
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Obama Plans To Send Advisers To Iraq, Leaving Air Strikes On Table

President Obama spoke at the White House briefing room to announce next steps in Iraq. Conditions there continue to deteriorate, along with faith in the country's prime minister.
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Ukrainian Rebels Reject Cease-Fire, As Russian Troops Line Border

Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine have rejected a cease-fire plan offered by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

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