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Tense Hours, Then Sighs Of Relief After Huge Quake Off Chile

Early reports indicate at least six people were killed, but that a major disaster may have been avoided. The temblor did generate a tsunami, but the waves apparently did not cause extensive damage.
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Russia Cautions Against A Return Of Cold War Rhetoric

NATO is scaling back cooperation with Russia to punish it for its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. While the rhetoric is tough, Secretary Kerry is keeping the door open for negotiations.
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So You Think You're Smarter Than A CIA Agent

When 3,000 average citizens were asked to forecast global events, some consistently made predictions that turned out to be more accurate than those made with classified intelligence.
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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.
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Still Reeling From Crisis, Ukraine Prepares For Presidential Vote

A former prime minister and a candy billionaire lead the pack of presidential contenders for the May election. One big question is whether voters in Crimea, which Russia now controls, will have a say.
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Russians Beyond Russian Borders Spell Distress For Eastern Europe

Stephen Sestanovich, the former U.S. ambassador-at-large to the Soviet Union, speaks about potential flashpoints where, like Crimea, large concentrations of Russians live outside Russia.
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Kerry Weighs Wildcard In Mideast Talks: Freedom For Israeli Spy

The U.S. might release a notorious Israeli spy in order to keep peace talks with the Palestinians going — but the idea faces backlash both in the U.S. and abroad.
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With Egyptian Elections Little In Doubt, Can Its Democracy Survive?

Dr. Mohamed Aboulghar, the leader of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, discusses the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt and the state of democracy more generally in the country.
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Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back

After Crimea, is Alaska next? A petition on the White House website calling for just that has more than 37,000 signatures.
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As Peace Talks Falter, Kerry Cancels Meeting With Abbas

John Kerry made the announcement after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas asked to join international organizations, a move that is opposed by the U.S. and Israel.

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