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Obama Heads To The Hague For Nuclear Summit

President Obama goes to The Hague for a nuclear security summit Monday. Although the crisis in Ukraine is overshadowing the event, there is a packed agenda independent of the tensions with Russia. This is the third time world leaders have met to discuss how to keep nuclear materials out of terrorists' hands.
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Taliban Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, Killing 9

The gunmen apparently entered the Serena hotel and made it through security with pistols in their socks. They were killed in a standoff.
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For Flight 370 Families, Every Day Is 'Torment'

It's been an excruciating wait for families of passengers on the missing Malaysian airliner. They wait for word in a Beijing hotel and have little confidence in Malaysian authorities.
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On Streets In Senegal, Thousands Of Boys Are Forced To Beg

Human Rights Watch is urging Senegal to implement a law criminalizing forced begging. People acting as Islamic teachers have been exploiting thousands of young boys.
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Off Australia, Searchers Find Possible Clues To Airliner Mystery

Two weeks into the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the focus has turned to two large objects in the waters southwest of Australia. Officials believe these might be debris from the aircraft.
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Obama Ratchets Up Sanctions Against Putin's Personal Allies

The Obama administration is widening the scope of economic sanctions aimed at Russia. The White House hopes to penalize its annexation of Crimea and discourage any further incursion into Ukraine.
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Viral Photo Of Syrian War Victims Comes To Times Square

After bouncing all over the Internet, the iconic photo is coming to big screens in Times Square. It shows a sea of desperate people waiting for food in the devastated refugee camp of Yarmouk.
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Crimean Tatars Fear History May Repeat Itself

As Russia's takeover of Crimea goes unchecked, the region's minority Muslim population is growing anxious. After a similar trauma not long ago, Crimean Tatars bear little trust toward Russian leaders.
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As Russia And The West Trade Shots Across The Bow, Kiev Looks On

As the White House widens sanctions against Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Russia's retaliating with some of its own. Meanwhile, Ukrainians are looking on, concerned about further Russian incursion.
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Awash In Cash, Drug Cartels Rely On Big Banks To Launder Profits

Drug lords face a recurring problem: what to do with all that cash? Time and again, they have managed to launder their fortunes through some of the world's leading banks.

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