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Chef Jose Andres: At Home And Abroad

Chef Jose Andres is known for cuisine that's one part tradition, one part science experiment, earning him numerous awards and accolades. We talk with Andres about his journey -- both personal and culinary -- thus far, and where he's heading next.

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Reports: U.S. Flies B-52s Through China's Proclaimed Airspace

China announced over the weekend that it had expanded an air-defense zone to cover islands that are claimed by both it and Japan. The U.S., Japan and others said they wouldn't recognize that new zone. On Monday, officials tell news outlets, U.S. Air Force bombers flew through.
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Once A U.S. Favorite, Hamid Karzai Now Source Of Frustration

The U.S. wants to nail down a security deal that would allow a limited number of troops to remain in Afghanistan beyond 2014. But American officials say the Afghan president keeps making new demands and could put the deal in jeopardy.
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Filipino Priest Suffers With His Flock Amid Typhoon's Ruins

The Rev. Kelvin Apurillo rode out Haiyan on the second floor of his parish church. Two-thirds of his parishioners are now dead, missing or have left, and he's struggling to make sense of the destruction. In the majority Roman Catholic country, the church has played a key role in relief efforts.
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Secretary Of Labor Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Grow Economy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has only been in office for a few months, but he's already making waves. He's pushing for a higher minimum wage and immigration reform. Perez speaks with host Michel Martin about his goals for the U.S. labor force.
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Papers, Please: The Game That Puts Your Sympathy To The Test

In the "dystopian document thriller," you are an immigration agent on the border of the fictional nation of Arstotzka. Will you follow the rules? Or will you aid those fighting against the establishment?
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Pope Slams 'Disposable' Culture That Marginalizes Many

Pope Francis also says in a new treatise that he begs God "to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor!"
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World Headlines: Scotland Unveils Independence Blueprint

First Minister Alex Salmond called next year's planned referendum a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to follow a different path." In other news, migrants will drive Australia's population growth over the next 50 years; and Japan's Lower House approves a controversial state secrets bill.
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Critical Of Nuclear Deal, Israel Wonders What May Come Next

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
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Members Of Congress Signal Unhappiness With Iran Deal

The interim nuclear deal with Iran has quickly drawn criticism. Many Democrats argue the U.S. needs to demand more concessions from Iran. Some Republicans say the deal was done to distract from the problems with the health care law. Both parties are demanding more sanctions be placed on Iran.

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