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Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso

In Texas, an El Paso-based gang has spread across the U.S., and has also sent some members to Mexico for training with the Zetas. They became a transnational gang due to the drug trafficking industry.
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NATO Monitors Defense Needs Of Allies Near Ukraine

Linda Wertheimer talks to former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Admiral James Stavridis, about NATO's role in the Ukraine-Russia crisis.
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Crisis In Ukraine Overshadows Nuclear Summit

President Obama attends the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on Tuesday. With relations between the U.S. and Russia at a critical point, there are doubts that much progress can be achieved.
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Short On Dollars, Venezuela Tries To Halt Black-Market Trading

Venezuela placed controls on its currency as it rapidly lost its value. But that only made matters worse. Now it is rolling out a new system in hopes of stabilizing its weak currency.
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Putin's Out Of The Club For Now: G-8 Is Back To Being The G-7

President Obama and other leaders of the world's biggest industrialized nations say they're not going to summit with Russia in June.
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With Fake Iranian Ship, Filmmakers Take Realism Overboard

A massive vessel is under construction in the water off Iran. An Iranian filmmaker says the craft, which resembles an aircraft carrier, is just a movie prop, but that hasn't stopped speculation from circulating in the U.S. Eric Schmitt of The New York Times explains the situation.
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Venezuelan Attorney General Opens Probes Into Excessive Violence

Venezuela's top state prosecutor has accused security forces of excess in their response to protests. As John Otis reports, the prosecutor announced investigations into alleged human rights abuses.
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In Response to Putin, Western Leaders Hope To Make The Man An Island

The U.S. and EU are trying to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine. By doing so, they hope to create in Moscow a growing sense of isolation from the international community.
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Strong Ties Mean Europeans Must Sacrifice For Sanctions

Gary Hufbauer, senior researcher from the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses how Russia's trade relationships with Europe may complicate a sanctions regime.
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News Of Flight 370's Suspected End Is Met With Relatives' Despair

Malaysia's prime minister concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," setting off howls of grief and anger among passengers' families. The search continues for debris that would confirm the flight crashed.

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