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West Africa Is 'Overwhelmed' By Ebola

The sheer number of places where Ebola is popping up — in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia — puts a strain on medical workers. They're still trying to control the outbreak that began in February.
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Ukraine Orders Unilateral Cease-Fire With Separatists

President Petro Poroshenko announced the weeklong halt to the fighting, but there was no indication whether pro-Russia rebels would follow suit.
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Obama On Iraq: Defense Strategy Or Political Compromise?

President Obama announced that he's prepared to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. Analysts join guest host Audie Cornish to discuss some of the biggest political stories of the week.
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U.N.: Number Of Displaced People Hits Mark Not Seen Since World War II

At least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a U.N. agency says. If all of them were put into one country, it would be the 26th largest in the world.
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Leading Shiite Cleric Says Iraq Needs A New Government

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's comments add to criticisms that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hasn't done enough to bridge sectarian rifts. The cleric also says ISIS militants must be expelled.
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Political Solution Needed In Iraq, Obama Says

President Obama is sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to gather intelligence on the insurgency. He was adamant there will be no American combat operations on the ground in Iraq.
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Iraqi Territory Lost To Insurgents May Be Tough To Retake

President Obama is sending 300 military advisers to Iraq to beef up intelligence efforts to try to counter insurgent activity in the northern part of the country.
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Ecuadoran Province Churns Out Top-Notch Soccer Players

Ecuador produces some excellent soccer players, but they predominantly come from the same area. The sparsely populated Pacific coast province of Esmeraldas. What makes it Ecuador's soccer hotbed?
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U.S. Moves To Lock Up ISIS's Abundant War Chest

President Obama plans to slow the momentum of an extremist group that has seized much of northern Iraq. The group has funds that will permit it to sponsor attacks that could be aimed at the West.
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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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