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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.
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Iraqi Leader Visits Washington Looking For Help In Fight Against Islamic State

Iraq's prime minister is trying to drum up military support against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which controls parts of his country. He is also looking for billions of dollars in loans.
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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.
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Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.
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Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage

Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.
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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C.
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Helping Bridge Congress' Iran Divide, Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight

After an unexpected promotion, Cardin has become the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just as it is crafting a role for Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.

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Aid Workers Face Challenges In Yemen As Humanitarian Crisis Continues

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Yemen, about the deteriorating situation in Sanaa, where she's been based since August. Even though they have been able to get medical supplies this weekend, she says there is concern about getting food, water, fuel and drugs for chronic illnesses if the conflict continues.
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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.
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Tea Tuesdays: The Evolution Of Tea Sets From Ancient Legend To Modern Biometrics

Legend has it that a Chinese emperor first discovered tea more than 4,700 years ago. As the culture surrounding tea has changed through the centuries, so, too, have the tools we use to drink it.

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