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Court In Turkey Orders Twitter Service Restored

The social media site was blocked in the runup to last Sunday's local elections, but the ban was deemed a breach of free expression and ordered reversed.
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To Broaden Appeal, Afghan Candidates Make Surprising Choices

The three leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election are all urbane, Westernized men who usually wear suits. Yet their running mates range from notorious warlords to a woman.
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Democrats: Benghazi Probes Are Wasteful, Politically Motivated

Citing millions of dollars spent already, Democrats argue politics is not a good reason to spend millions more investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya more than a year ago.
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ATF Works To Slow Flow Of U.S. Weapons Across Border

Most of the guns in Mexico come from north of the border. The U.S. has taken steps aimed at slowing gun smugglers, especially since the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives scandal.
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Arabs In Israel Contemplate Borders Of Palestinian State

Mideast peace talks pushed by the U.S. could include a borderline that leaves some Arabs, who are in Israel as part of a minority of non-Jewish Israeli citizens, into a new Palestinian state.
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NASA Suspends Some Ties With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

The two sides will continue to work together, however, in the operation of the International Space Station.
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U.S. Troubled By Iran's Choice Of 1979 Hostage-Taker For U.N. Post

Iran wants Hamid Aboutalebi as its new United Nations ambassador. He was among a group of Muslim students who 35 years ago seized American diplomats in Tehran.
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Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team

All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to persuade the locals to take proper precautions.
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Yanukovych: 'I Was Wrong' To Ask Russian Troops Into Crimea

The ousted Ukrainian president says Moscow's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula is "a major tragedy" and he hopes to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to return it.
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Putin Divorce Final; Ex-Wife Expunged From Kremlin Bio

The Russian president and Lyudmila, his wife of 30 years, announced in June they intended to end their marriage.

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