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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

Americans don't eat much barbecued goat, but the meat is a mainstay in many African, Asian and Caribbean diets. In Vermont, farmers raise it for refugees and immigrants, and hope to mainstream it.
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Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has a fatality rate of about 30 percent. An uptick in new cases in Saudi Arabia has health specialists concerned that the virus could spread outside the region.
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Firefights And Fallen Separatists, As Ukraine Offensive Advances

Early Thursday morning, the Ukrainian military moved into towns held by militants. Firefights and casualties have been reported at a number of different locations.
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Internet Freedom Debate Stokes Rivalry Between Turkey's Top Two

Turkey has been roiled by street protests, a Twitter ban controversy and, most recently, a growing rivalry between the ruling party's top two figures, the president and prime minister.
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In Answer To Palestinian Unity, Israelis Step Away From Peace Talks

The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
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CIA Acts In Syria, Slipping Weapons To Rebels In Secret

As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
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Chemical Weapons Deadline May Be Met, But Results In Syria Are Mixed

Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
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Pacific Island Nation Sues U.S., Others For Violating Nuclear Treaty

The Marshall Islands, the site of 66 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958, says the Non-Proliferation Treaty requires nuclear states to disarm.
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Insurgency and Instability in Nigeria

Kojo discusses the security and stability of Africa's largest country following recent violence and mass kidnappings by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgent group.

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Pope OKs Communion For The Divorced? Not So Fast, Vatican Says

Word about what the pope reportedly said when he called a woman in Argentina set off speculation that he wants to reverse church teachings. His spokesman says that's reading too much into the story.

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