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Public Servant Herman Boudreau, Heroic Under Enemy Fire

While serving in the Army in World War II, Herman Boudreau fought the Japanese resistance during more than two years in the South Pacific. He went on to serve in the Maine National Guard and the Maine State Police, as chief of police in Freeport and as an auxiliary police officer in Brunswick.
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El Salvador Upholds Abortion Rules In Highly Charged Case

Melissa Block speaks with New York Times reporter Karla Zabludovsky about El Salvador's national policy restricting abortions under any circumstances — a decision that puts one 22-year-old at particularly high risk.
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Father Of Chechen Killed In Florida Says His Son Was Executed

Abdul-Baki Todashev says Ibragim Todashev, who was being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston bombing suspects, was "100 percent unarmed" and that the FBI killed him execution-style.
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Four Men In A Small Boat Face The Northwest Passage

The crew hopes to be the first to row through the fabled Northwest Passage in one season aboard a custom-built 23-foot boat.
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As The Clock Ticks, U.S. Forces Scale Back Afghan Goals

The 12-year U.S. military effort in Afghanistan has sought to drive out extremists and help Afghans rebuild their country. As the American forces prepare to withdraw, the focus is on practical security measures and those ambitious nation-building goals seem to be fading away.

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