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Paris Attacks Bring New Attention To Free Speech Laws In France

Melissa Block speaks with French lawyer Aurélien Hamelle about the limits on free speech in France.
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Hundreds Of U.S. Military Trainers Headed For Iraq

They are expected to head to Iraq in the coming weeks to build up an Iraqi Army that has all but fallen apart. The additional American soldiers and Marines will work out of an ever-expanding number of training sites around the country. U.S. officials expect ground operations sometime in the spring to take back territory seized by the so-called Islamic State.
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Two Dead After Police Anti-Terror Raid In Belgium

Reports from Belgium say at least two people are dead after a police raid on a suspected militant hideout in the east of the country.
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Jailed Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi Faces Second Round Of Public Flogging

Badawi is being publicly flogged 50 times each week over 20 weeks for insulting Islam. He is set to receive 50 lashes Friday in the Saudi port city of Jiddah.
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14 Takeaways From The 14-Part WHO Report On Ebola

Angry mobs that targeted health workers. A single funeral that infected 365 people. No isolation wards in Liberia. These are some of the striking points in WHO's new analysis.
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Carrying The Torch For London's Last Gas Lamps

British Gas still has five employees who work as lamplighters, tending to the more than 1,000 centuries-old gas lamps that still line some of London's oldest neighborhoods.
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How Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Led A Radical Muslim To Moderation

When Maajid Nawaz was 16 he joined a radical Islamist group. After four years in prison in Egypt, he decided to leave it. "I'm very, very lucky to have been able to get through it," he says.
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Pope Francis Backs Freedom Of Speech — But Within Limits

Francis said there are limits to freedom of speech, especially when it concerns religion. He was answering a question about the deadly attack last week on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
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Mojito Diplomacy: Chefs Plan Culinary Tours To Cuba

Several Miami-area chefs are leading tours for Americans to experience the tastes — and farm scene — of the communist island nation. They hope to foster cross-cultural dialogue through food and drink.
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Prediction: All Predictions About Ebola Are Unpredictable

A million cases by the end of 2014. On the wane in Guinea in August. Coming soon to every major U.S. city. Predictions about Ebola frequently don't come true — and there's a reason for that.

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