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Portugal To Offer Citizenship To Descendants Of Expelled Jews

Portugal's Jews were expelled, burned at the stake or forcibly converted to Christianity 500 years ago. The government says it wants to right a wrong. Spain approved a similar law last year.
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Sri Lanka Plans Probe Into Alleged Atrocities During Civil War

The country's new government says it is thinking of a new investigation into reports of extrajudicial killings in the closing chapter of the island nation's 26-year civil war.
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French Police Question 8-Year-Old Over Alleged Support For Paris Gunmen

The third-grader allegedly refused to observe a minute of silence in school following the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Police say he also expressed solidarity with the gunmen. He has not been charged.
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U.S. Scientist Jailed For Trying To Help Venezuela Build Bombs

Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni was sentenced to five years in jail after he told FBI agents, who were posing as Venezuelan officials, that he could design and supervise the building of 40 weapons.
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Q&A: Sen. Tim Kaine On The U.S. Fight Against The Islamic State

In an interview with WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine explains why Congress should hold a debate and a vote on official authorization for U.S. military action against ISIS.

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Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

The mysterious death of an Argentine prosecutor has renewed scrutiny of the country's Intelligence Secretariat, which conducts domestic surveillance on a scale reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.
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Argentine Prosecutor Was A Divisive Figure In Life And In Death

The prosecutor of an infamous 20-year-old bombing, who died recently under shady circumstances, is being buried on Thursday. Alberto Nisman goes to his grave as a controversial and enigmatic figure.
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New Greek Government Stance Could Lead To EU Rift

Greece's prime minister is considering a veto on further European Union sanctions on Russia. That could lead the government, which was inaugurated 3 days ago, into a big confrontation with the EU.
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ISIS Hostage Said To Announce New Deadline For Prisoner's Release

A Japanese hostage held by the violent extremist group ISIS has reportedly been forced to record a message setting a Thursday deadline for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner.
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Beefed-Up Border Security Proposal Unsettles Texas Business Leaders

A bill proposing tighter security on the Southern border has provoked a backlash from some South Texas leaders. They say the measures may hurt trade with Mexico, the state's largest trading partner.

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