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Iran Nuclear Deal Seems Close, But What Might It Look Like?

Melissa Block talks with Dennis Ross, a counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, about negotiations over Iran's nuclear program taking place in Geneva and what an agreement would likely look like.
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Russian LGBT Activists Visit Washington To Drum Up Support

LGBT activists from the Russian city of Arkhangelsk are making the rounds in Washington, lobbying the U.S. government to keep up the pressure on the Kremlin over its anti-gay legislation as Russia prepares to host the winter Olympics.
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Which Is It? Hurricane, Typhoon Or Tropical Cyclone?

When it comes to what you call a particular tropical cyclone, it's really a matter of location, location, location.
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Toronto Mayor Advised To 'Go Away For A Couple Of Weeks'

Rob Ford has admitted to smoking crack and to being drunk when he went on a profanity-laced rant. His brother said Friday that the mayor needs to take a break, and Ford's lawyer said his client may seek treatment for substance abuse.
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Presidential Apologies: Regrets, They Have A Few

The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.
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Polio In The Middle East And Africa Could Threaten Europe

The recent discovery of polio in Syria and Israel should be a wake-up call to European health officials, scientists say. Low vaccination rates in some regions could offer the crippling virus a chance to reenter Europe and possibly gain a foothold. Vaccines used there also make it more likely that people can spread the virus.
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Poet Pablo Neruda Was Not Poisoned, Officials In Chile Say

It was prostate cancer, not an assassin's poison, that killed the famous Chilean poet, officials announced Friday. The Nobel laureate's body was exhumed this spring to investigate claims that he was murdered at age 69 in 1973.
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India and NASA Home In on Mars

This week, India launched Mangalyaan, its first robotic mission to orbit Mars and probe its atmosphere. Only Russia, Europe, and the U.S. have successfully orbited the planet. Joan Johnson-Freese, a professor in national security affairs, and planetary scientist Bruce Jakosky discuss the Indian space program, as well as NASA's upcoming mission to the Martian atmosphere.
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Palestinian Investigator: Israel Is 'Only Suspect' In Arafat's Death

The comments come on the heels of separate reports by Swiss and Russian scientists that purportedly found elevated levels of polonium in and around the late Palestinian leader's remains. But the investigator refused to say whether he believed Arafat died from polonium poisoning. Israel has denied any involvement.
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'60 Minutes' Apologizes For Benghazi Report: 'We Were Wrong'

A man 60 Minutes said had been on the scene of the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, gave different accounts to his employer and to the FBI. He told them he had not been a witness to the attack. Now, the news show says it was wrong to put him on the air.

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