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Obama: U.S. May Leave Afghanistan, But Door's Open To Staying

While the president told Afghan leader Hamid Karzai that the Pentagon will draw up plans to withdraw U.S. forces this year, he also said there's still time to finalize a deal that keeps troops there.
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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.
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Brit Released From Guantanamo In '05 Is Arrested In U.K.

Moazzam Begg was held by the U.S. for three years before being released from Guantanamo in 2005. He was never charged with anything. Now, British authorities are questioning him about trips to Syria.
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Ugandan Tabloid Names Gays After Anti-Gay Measure Becomes Law

In an accompanying article, the tabloid Red Pepper praised the new law that not only criminalizes gay sex, but also makes it a crime not to report gay people.
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Crisis In Ukraine: Formation Of New Government Is Delayed

While the search continues for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, officials are working to fill the posts left vacant after his removal from office.
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More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

The Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for previous such atrocities, is again suspected. Boko Haram believes it's a sin to teach "Western" values to Muslim students.
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Missing Mango Mystery Solved, Here Are The Juicy Details

Who took the 33-foot-tall statue from its place of honor in Bowen, Australia? The culprits have stepped forward. They aren't trying to put the squeeze on anybody.
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7 Ton Mango Vanishes From Popular Roadside Attraction

Tourists visiting Bowen, Australia, got a bit of a shock on Monday when it was discovered that one of the town's famous giant fruits was missing. A food chain took it as a publicity stunt.
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Political Crisis Deepens Ukraine's Dire Economic Conditions

As Ukraine steadies itself, a first order of business is to fix its economy. Renee Montagne talks to Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the IMF, who is now a professor at MIT.
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Ukraine Grapples With Vacant Presidential Post, Poor Economy

Ukraine faces bankruptcy if it cannot raise billions of dollars within the next few months. An offer of aid from Moscow, made before the revolution, now appears to be in doubt.

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