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MERS 101: What We Do (And Don't) Know About The Virus

Scientists are racing to figure out how the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus infects people. After surfacing in 2012, it has spread to the U.S. and other countries. Here's what we know so far.
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Doctors Debate Whether Screening For Domestic Abuse Helps Stop It

After your doctor asks you whether you smoke, she might also ask if you feel safe with your partner. But an analysis suggests universal screening may not be helping people who have been abused.
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'I'm Happy,' Says Man Whose Case Changed Europe's Rules For Google

The Spanish man whose court battle against Google brought a win for the "right to be forgotten" says he's pleased — and that Google is even better now.
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Death Toll Nearly 250 In Turkish Coal Mine Explosion

Officials say hundreds more are still missing. Efforts to rescue any survivors far below the Earth's surface are being complicated by a fire in the mine.
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International Aviation Group Says Plane Tracking Is A Priority

The U.N. organization that oversees aviation is taking a big step toward requiring global satellite tracking of all commercial flights. The move follows the disappearance of a Malaysian Airlines jet.
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2007 Ban On Gaza Strip Exports Hurts Palestinian Welfare

Agricultural products are the biggest export from the Gaza Strip, but nothing grown there is allowed in the West Bank or Israeli markets. Is the real reason security or competition?
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Documentary Explores Nuclear Deal With Iran

NBC's Ann Curry got special access to Iran nuclear negotiations. Steve Inskeep talks to Curry, and producer Hooman Majd, about their documentary #TwitterDiplomacy: The Making of a Nuclear Deal.
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Wrong Turn, Guns In His Truck, Lands Veteran In Mexican Jail

A former U.S. Marine sergeant is in a Mexican prison just across the border from California. The reservist says he missed his freeway exit in San Diego and drove across the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Rioters In Vietnam Trash Foreign-Owned Factories

Tensions between Vietnam and China increased after China installed an oil rig in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Renee Montagne talks to Chris Brummitt, the Southeast Asia news editor for AP.
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The Olympics: A Modern Day World's Fair (And Money Magnet)

World's Fairs still exist, but just two cities bid to host the 2017 Expo. In contrast, seven U.S. cities are vying for the 2024 Olympics, and the games just signed a $7.75 billion deal with NBC.

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