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U.S. Strategy In Yemen Represents Standard Counterterrorism Plan

Despite the current chaos in Yemen, the White House insists U.S. action in that country represents a model for its counterterrorism strategy. A look at what is behind that assertion.
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LISTEN: A Cuban Protest Singer On The State Of U.S.-Cuba Relations

For decades, Carlos Varela has doled out incisive criticism of the Cuban government. On our recent visit to Havana, he sang a song he says reflects the mood of the country at this historic moment.
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Yemen's Turmoil Sparks Big Swings In The Global Oil Market

Yemen is minor producer of crude oil but controls a strategic energy waterway. More than 3.8 million barrels a day pass through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.
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After A Tough Election, Israel's Netanyahu Looks To Ease Tensions

The Israeli leader ruffled feathers during the bruising campaign. Since then, he has sought to make amends. In the latest move, Israel is handing over money it had withheld from the Palestinians.
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He, She Or Hen? Sweden's New Gender-Neutral Pronoun

The latest edition of the official dictionary of the Swedish language contains a new pronoun among its 13,000 new words — hen, to go along with he (han) and she (hon).
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Saudi Arabia Pounds Rebel Targets In Yemen On 2nd Day Of Air Campaign

Airstrikes and anti-aircraft fire rocked the capital, Sanaa, while Houthi rebels continued their push into southern Yemen. Meanwhile, Arab foreign ministers gathered in Egypt.
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Is There Any Way To Screen The World's Pilots For Suicidal Tendencies?

There are questionnaires that aim to identify people at risk of killing themselves. But the tests are flawed — and it's not at all clear they'd be effective in assessing the mental state of pilots.
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Airlines Worldwide Rush To Adopt '2-Person' Cockpit Rule

In the wake of the apparently deliberate crash of a German airliner, carriers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia say they will emulate a U.S. rule requiring two people in the cockpit at all times.
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German Prosecutor: Germanwings Co-Pilot Concealed Medical Condition

The Duesseldorf prosecutor also said torn-up sick notes for the day of the crash supported that "preliminary assessment." He did not say what the illness was. Tuesday's crash killed 150 people.
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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

Nigerians pick their president on Saturday. For election officials, the challenges include providing ballots for the many voters displaced by Boko Haram attacks.

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