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After 300 Years Of Marriage, Scotland Contemplates UK Divorce

For the first time, Scots will be able to vote on whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom or strike out on their own. So far, polls suggest most favor unity over independence.
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Japanese Tea Ritual Turned 15th Century 'Tupperware' Into Art

Eight hundred years ago, tea traveled to Japan from China in simple, ceramic storage jars. These ancient jugs, now on display in Washington, D.C., helped launch Japan's tea culture.
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Sept. 11 Conspirator: Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Had No Military Role

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-described mastermind of the 2001 attacks, submitted a statement on behalf of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, who is on trial in Manhattan.
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A Syrian Refugee Camp With Girl Scouts And A Safeway Store

Three years into Syria's civil war, a resigned stability and a sense of permanence are taking hold at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
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Search For Flight MH370 Reportedly Largest In History

Since the Malaysia Airlines jet with 239 people aboard vanished on March 8, it has set in motion a search-and-rescue mission that spans thousands of miles and involves more than two dozen countries.
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Kiev Mobilizes Thousands Of Troops, Preparing For Worst

The Ukrainian parliament has voted to mobilize 40,000 reservists as Kiev tries to beef up its military following the referendum in Crimea.
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With Sanctions, Obama Aims For Those Close To Putin

The Obama administration is ordering new sanctions against 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials. The move is designed to penalize Russia for efforts to split Crimea away from Ukraine.
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Hoping To Clear The Air In Paris, Officials Ration The Rue

Paris is suffering from the worst smog it's seen in decades. Associated Press Paris Bureau Chief Angela Charltan explains the ways the city's dealing with the smog, including restrictions on drivers.
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Dispute And Suspicion Swirl About Iranian Water Reactor

At issue in Iran nuclear talks is a heavy water reactor the country is building. Iran says it wants the reactor for medical research, but the West is worried that such reactors can produce plutonium.
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The Ukrainian Reaction To Secession And Sanctions

Following Sunday's referendum in Crimea, Robert Siegel speaks with the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, to find out his reaction to the vote in favor of secession.

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