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Iraq's Abu Ghraib Is Back In The News, Now As A Front-Line Town

A town west of Baghdad and home to a notorious prison, Abu Ghraib is where Iraq troops are bracing for a possible attacks by Islamic State militants. Many local residents feel caught in the middle.
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Criticized Over Missing Mexican Students, Governor Of Guerrero Will Step Down

Angel Aguirre had been under growing pressure to step down as the investigation of the student's disappearance dragged on.
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How 'Foodies' Were Duped Into Thinking McDonald's Was High-End Food

A viral video shows people lauding fare billed as an "organic" fast-food option that was actually McDonald's. It wasn't just pranksters playing tricks on these poor folks, but maybe their brains, too.
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What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.
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Parliament Attack Shakes Otherwise Quiet Ottawa

Canadian police have identified the man who went on a shooting spree in the Canadian capital on Monday. The shooter killed a soldier before entering Parliament where he was shot dead by an official.
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U.S., Canada Use Different Approaches To Defend Against Terrorism

Robert Siegel speaks with Karen Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. She describes the different ways that Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom have responded to acts of random terrorist violence, both real and alleged.
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In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

Latinos make up 9 percent of the state's population and 2 percent of registered voters, and a new poll shows many are undecided. In Charlotte, Michel Martin learns more about their growing influence.
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I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.
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Ottawa Attack Seen As Canada's Security Wake-Up Call

In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday's attack, that's likely to change.
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Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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