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Democracy Protesters In Hong Kong Call For Free Elections

Thousands of demonstrators are expected march on Tuesday to demand greater freedom in choosing their leaders. The protest comes on the 17th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule.
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U.S. Plays Belgium In World Cup's Knockout Stage

The U.S. men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday at the World Cup in Brazil. There is no room for error in the match against Belgium — lose and the U.S. team is finished.
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U.S. Court: Mexican Teen Killed By Border Patrol Had Rights

The appeals court ruled that the teenager shot and killed on U.S. soil can claim constitutional protection. The ruling reverses part of a lower court decision in a lawsuit filed by the boy's family.
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Rivalry: Spanish Speakers Flood Portuguese-Speaking Brazil

Most Brazilians speak English and Spanish with an accent. But Brazilians seem to take great offense to World Cup visitors speaking Portuguese with an accent.
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Journalist Reflects On Karzai's Legacy After Rare Access To Afghan Leader

Renee Montagne talks to Afghan journalist Mujib Mashal about his recent profile of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in The Atlantic magazine.
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Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament

The president's announcement that he would shift immigration enforcement resources to the Southern border failed to placate anyone.
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BNP Paribas Agrees To Nearly $9 Billion Fine And Admission Of Guilt

The French banking giant BNP Paribas will pay a penalty of nearly $9 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges for doing business with countries sanctioned by the U.S.
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BNP Paribas Agrees To Pay $8.83 Billion In Sanctions Probe

The U.S. alleges that the French bank violated U.S. sanctions laws by facilitating transactions involving Sudan, Cuba and Iran.
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Between Israel And Hamas, 3 Killed Teens Escalate Tensions

Three Israeli teens who have been missing since June 12 were found killed in the West Bank. Israel blames Hamas and is expected to take action against the militant group.
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Lead Exposure May Cause Depression In Chinese Children

Lead exposure lowers children's IQ and causes aggression. But children exposed to low levels of lead show different symptoms, including more depression and anxiety, a study of preschoolers finds.

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