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How Much Does A Terrorist Attack Cost? A Lot Less Than You'd Think

A remote-controlled bomb costs as much as an iPhone. Car bombs can cost up to $20,000. So for a cash-rich group like ISIS, the only limit to attacks is the number of people willing to carry them out.
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Cuba's Mariel Port: Once An Escape, Now A Window To The Future

In the 1980s and '90s, thousands of Cubans fleeing to the U.S. passed through Mariel port. Today, it's the site of an ambitious special economic zone that is filling many locals with optimism.
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In Rift Over Interfaith Ban, A New Fault Line For Burmese Politics

Myanmar's parliament is now considering a bill that would restrict marriages of people from different religions. Critics are lambasting the proposed law as discriminatory.
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Iraqi Crisis Brings Focus On Indian Migrants Who Seek Profit Amid Peril

When the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was captured by Sunni militants, 40 Indian construction workers were taken hostage. It's one of the first diplomatic challenges for the new government in India, which sees millions of migrant workers move abroad and send some $70 billion back home to family.
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For UK Phone-Hacking Case, An End In Acquittal And Conviction

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murodoch's newspaper empire in Britain, has been acquitted of phone hacking and other criminal charges. But Andrew Coulson, former editor of a Murdoch-owned tabloid and one-time chief spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, was convicted. The verdicts comprise the latest development in a scandal that has touched the heights of British media and politics.
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At Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery, Siege Nears A Complicated Conclusion

Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.
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U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military

U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq to assess the state of the country's military will find an army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011. It lacks troops, training and leadership.
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NTSB: Too Much Technology, Too Little Training Caused Asiana Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the crash of Flight 214 last year in San Francisco was due to automated systems that the crew did not fully understand.
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'Shameful' Verdict Exposes Egyptian Journalists' Fears

A judge sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to prison on charges of reporting false news. Two Egyptian journalists explain the challenges of reporting in a tense political environment.
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In Mafia Arrests, Clues To Slaying Of An NYPD Officer A Century Ago

The murder of Lt. Giuseppe Petrosino, the only New York police officer to be killed in the line of duty outside the U.S., is unsolved. But Italian recordings unearthed a claim of responsibility.

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