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Benjamin Netanyahu To Visit The White House In November

The meeting signals a possible smoothing of relations between the heads of state after the Israeli Prime Minister's critical remarks about Obama's plan to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
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A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

The city of Luliang, in China's coalfields, was to become home to a $5 billion business district. But corruption, reckless pursuit of growth and overcapacity led to a crash in its industrial economy.
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Barcelona Kicks Off Quest For Consecutive Champions League Titles

The Spanish soccer club giant beat Italian side Juventus in June to earn the title of best team in Europe. Wednesday, Barcelona and Roma tied 1-1 in their first game of this year's tournament.
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Don't Take A Deep Breath: Outdoor Pollution Kills 3.3 Million A Year

Even the combined deaths from HIV/AIDS and malaria isn't quite as devastating. The culprits are the usual suspects, like cars and industry, but also cookstoves and ... manure?
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Author Discusses Francis, A Pope Seeking To Change 'The Tone Of The Church'

On the eve of the Pope's first visit to the U.S., journalist Paul Vallely discuses the reforms Francis is making within the Church as well as the teachings that the pope is unlikely to change.
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Stephen Breyer: "The Court And The World: American Law And The New Global Realities"

A conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: his reflections on recent decisions and why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court needs to be more global in its perspective.

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The Downside Of Keeping Interest Rates So Low For So Long

Some economists say the Federal Reserve should leave rates alone, but many say super-low rates have big risks, too. They argue that the central bank needs to push rates back up to historic norms.
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Turned Away In Hungary, Migrants Seek Passage Through Croatia

Hundreds of people who were caught on the Serbian side of Hungary's border when the border was sealed Tuesday are sleeping out in the open; some are taking Croatia up on its offer of passage.
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Air Canada Pilot Praised For Saving French Bulldog's Life

The plane on its ways from Tel Aviv to Toronto was about to go over the Atlantic when the pilot noticed a cargo bay problem. The dog would have frozen to death if the pilot hadn't landed in Frankfurt.
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Pledges And Hope At Candlelight Vigil For Peace In El Salvador

At a gathering outside the Salvadoran Embassy, pipes played and people expressed a desire for unity in the Central American nation, which is on track to become the most murderous country in the world this year.

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