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From Pancho Villa To Panda Express: Life In A Border Town

Columbus, New Mexico, has a rich border history. Pancho Villa stormed across in 1916. Today, kids on the Mexico side take a bus — driven by the Columbus mayor — across the border to go to school.
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In Mexico And U.S., Lime Lovers Feel Squeezed By High Prices

It's enough to leave you crying in your margarita: Lime prices are so high these days that in Mexico, organized gangs have even started stealing the fruit. Prices are no better stateside.
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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.
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Resignation Revives Doubts About Bloomberg China Coverage

Bloomberg News finds itself under unwelcome scrutiny, as its parent company's chairman suggests that reporting on the corruption of China ruling elites isn't part of its core mission.
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The Sources And Symptoms Of A Disease With A Global Reputation

Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Robert Siegel speaks with Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the virus' symptoms, transmission and containment.
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Facing Ebola Outbreak, Officials Must Contain Both Virus And Panic

Health workers in the West African nation of Guinea are working to control an outbreak of the Ebola virus. The disease has sickened 86 people and killed 59, according to the World Health Organization.
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At Nuclear Summit, Ukraine Questions Dominate The Day

President Obama is holding a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders in The Hague. Although the event is focused on nuclear disarmament, international attention is dominated by events in Ukraine.
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In A Divided Donetsk, Russians And Ukrainians Vie For Support

Russia has launched a propaganda war in eastern Ukraine, where the pro-Russia message is catching on. In Donetsk, people are feeling pressure to choose between Russian and Ukrainian news sources.
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With Ribbons, Russians Show Support For Takeover In Crimea

Politicians have adopted the orange and black ribbons in a symbolic move that was first introduced by Catherine the Great in the 18th century.
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Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, with half of the deaths caused by fumes from home stoves. Fixing the problem isn't as simple as providing more efficient stoves. Habits must change, too.

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