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VIDEO: Is Cate Blanchett Asking You To Do Enough To Help Refugees?

She's the star of a new celebrity video from the U.N., highlighting the refugee crisis. It grabs attention. But will it make a difference?
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Friday News Roundup - International

Accusations of fighting in Syria threaten a fragile ceasefire. The U.S. and Israel sign a record military aid deal. And the U.N. chief calls for urgent action against North Korea over its nuclear tests. A panel of journalists joins guest host A Martinez for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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A Stark Choice For Filipino Drug Addicts: Surrender Or Risk Being Killed

More than 3,000 have been killed in the country's new war on drugs. More than 700,000 have surrendered to police, fearing for their lives. Police say those who surrender and stay clean will be safe.
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Swedish Court Says Arrest Warrant For Julian Assange Still Stands

An appeals court has upheld the detention order for the founder of Wikileaks, who has been accused of sexual assault. Assange lives at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition.
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A Cow With No Name: Google Blurs Bovine Face For Privacy

"We thought you were pulling the udder one when we herd the moos," Google said. But it's true — automatic identity protection kept this passing animal incowgnito.
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Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee

The blind father of a Syrian refugee family in New Jersey gets free dental work from a dentist who knows what it's like to be lost and overwhelmed. Twenty years ago she fled the war in Bosnia.
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His Immigration Views Were Shaped By Time Abroad, Sen. Tim Kaine Says

Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick, tells Steve Inskeep that his experience living in Honduras as a young man has informed his immigration beliefs. He says many are fleeing violence.
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Unlike 2011 Duma Elections, Protesters Are Expected To Be Muted

On Sunday, Russian voters will choose members of the lower house of parliament. Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against the last such elections. They say they are too afraid to protest now.
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'Community-Led Total Sanitation' Tasked With Ending Open Defecation

In developing countries, open defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases, child mortality and even sexual assault against girls and women exposed while relieving themselves outside.
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Despite Cease-Fire, Syrians Await Badly Needed Humanitarian Aid

A ceasefire that began Monday in Syria is seeing only partial success. The guns have calmed in some areas but not much in others and badly needed humanitarian aid still hasn't arrived.

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