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Scotch Whiskey Gets A Run For Its Money From Global Distillers

A Canadian company recently was named whiskey of the year — knocking Scotch brands from the top-five category. In the U.S., there's been a massive increase in single malts in particular.
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Hollande To Ask Putin To Join Grand Coalition Against ISIS

French President Francois Hollande meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday. The visit is part of Hollande's efforts to create a more effective global coalition to fight ISIS.
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As Britain's Coal Industry Loses Its Glow, Miners Feel Betrayed

The last deep pit coal mine in northern England closes next month, marking the death of an industry that has fueled area towns for decades. Miners are angry the government didn't do more to help them.
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Kerry Offers No Clear Way To End Recent Surge Of Palestinian Attacks

In Israel, a debate is underway over ways to end the most recent wave of Palestinian violence. Secretary of State Kerry visited the region this week and met separately with the leaders of both sides.
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Pope Francis' Emphasis On Poverty Revives The 'Pact of The Catacombs'

Fifty years ago, 40 bishops signed a pledge to make Catholicism a church for the poor. It was soon set aside, but with Pope Francis focused on the downtrodden, that notion could be revived.
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Despite Similarities, Pocahontas Gets Love, Malinche Gets Hate. Why?

La Malinche was an Indian woman who served as an interpreter for Cortes — at a cost to her reputation. Even 500 years later, she's reviled in Mexico.
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MSF Director Unsatisfied With Pentagon's 'Admission Of Gross Negligence'

The Pentagon's report says the Doctors Without Borders hospital attack in Afghanistan was an accident. The group's executive director, Jason Cone, says it raises more questions than it answers.
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Downed Russian Warplane Highlights Regional Divide On Syria

Hugh Pope, director of communications and outreach at the International Crisis Group in Brussels, explains the growing divide between Turkey and Russia on their priorities inside Syria.
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Chicago Doctor Treated Syrian Refugees On Greek Island Of Lesbos

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dr. Zaher Sahloul, head of the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, who recently returned from the Greek island of Lesbos where he treated Syrian migrants.
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Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.

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