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Rome's Plan For Prostitutes Upsets Sex Workers And The Catholic Church

One neighborhood is creating a "zone of tolerance" to confine prostitutes to certain areas. The community likes it and says it had to act because Italian society has failed to address the issue.
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Father Of Modern Iranian Sculpture Gets First US Show In Nearly 40 Years

Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.
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Tom Cotton: Military Action Against Iran Would Take Only 'Several Days'

The senator accused President Obama of holding up a "false choice" between his framework on Iran's nuclear program and war. He also seemed to diminish what military action against Iran would entail.
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Sidewalk Touts Trade Tips On Shanghai's Booming Bull Market

The Shanghai exchange is on a tear, but there could be trouble ahead for ill-informed investors. Analysts say the current upswing is driven by perceptions rather than fundamentals.
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On A Scale Of 1 To 10, Brazil Gets A Zero For Disability Access

Brazil is hosting not just the Olympics in 2016 but also the Paralympics. And activists for the disabled say Rio de Janeiro has a long and potholed road ahead of it to get ready for the games.
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'More Than A Handshake': How Upcoming Summit Could Impact U.S.-Cuba Thaw

The Summit of the Americas is convening this week in Panama — and it's expected to feature a historic meeting between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro.
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The 33 Venezuelan Mayors Who Face Charges (And Oppose The President)

President Nicolas Maduro's government hasn't solved food shortages or ended high inflation. It's been more effective in cracking down on the opposition, filing legal charges against many mayors.
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Dreams Of Hope And Happiness In Turbulent Yemen

The country is in chaos, but behind the headlines of war and poverty are generous and gentle people. Photographer Stephanie Sinclair recalls her most recent visit and shares some of her photos.
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In Korea, Spam Isn't Junk Meat — It's A Treat

It's a gelatinous slab of pork, salt and starch — and in fancy packaging, it's a popular holiday gift. So how did South Korea become the world's No. 2 Spam consumer? Blame it on the war.
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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

The deal would put Shell on track to surpass ExxonMobil as the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company. It comes as global oil prices have dropped sharply.

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