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Haiti Elections Seen As A Test Of Stability

Haitians vote on Sunday in legislative elections. The nation has been without lawmakers since parliament was disbanded in January, and the vote is more than three years overdue.
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He's Just Woven The World's Finest Panama Hat. But Who Will Buy It?

We visit one of the last — and best — practitioners of this vanishing art. Like his predecessors, he lives in Ecuador, not Panama.
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Living In 'The Jungle,' Migrants In France Seek A Permanent Home

Some 3,000 migrants from the Middle East and North Africa are now camping out in the port city of Calais. Celine Schmitt of the United Nations refugee agency discusses their plight.
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Atheist Blogger Slain By Extremists In Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, another well-known secular blogger was murdered Friday — the fourth such killing this year. Police say the 40-year-old activist was hacked to death by assailants in his apartment.
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ISIS Advances In Syria, Capturing More Than 200 People

The self-declared Islamic State has made gains in Syria, capturing a largely Christian town and abducting people along the way.
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Welcome To 'The Jungle,' Where Thousands Of Migrants Have Pitched Their Tents

In the French town of Calais, some migrants are trying to build a sense of normality to the sprawling unofficial camp where thousands seek shelter.
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For A Passenger's Brother, The Pain Of Lost Flight 370 Lingers

As pieces of an aircraft wash ashore on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, there has been conflicting information about whether the wreckage belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Tom Wood, the brother of a passenger on the lost flight, talks to Melissa Block about the search.
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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Debate And Iran Nuclear Deal

Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the first GOP presidential debate and the Iran nuclear deal.
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11 Billion People By 2100 — And India Will Be More Populous Than China

The number of people on the planet is growing at the fastest rate in history. U.N. demographers say the world's population will be up by 4 billion at the end of the century.
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Sumo Breakfast Of Champions: Bowls And Bowls Of Clay Pot Stew

Many sumo wrestlers adhere to a rigid diet centered around a traditional Japanese dish called chanko-nabe. Champions say they count on the stew's balanced nutrition paired with lots of rice to win.

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