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Keystone XL Pipeline Would Transport 'Dirty Energy'

Despite veto threats, the House sent the Keystone XL pipeline bill to President Obama. David Greene talks to Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the Natural Resources Defense Council about environmental issues.
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European Leaders Forge Cease-Fire In Ukraine

Leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine were in marathon talks in the capital of Belarus trying to agree to a cease-fire that would end fighting in eastern Ukraine. It goes into effect Sunday.
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Arab-Israeli Parties Join Forces In Upcoming Israeli Election

Arab political parties in the Jewish state are trying to win more seats in the country's parliament. For the first time, the 4 main Arab-Israeli parties have joined under one banner on the ballot.
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Vollmann Writes About Fukushima's 'Quiet Horror' In 'Harper's Magazine'

David Greene talks to writer William T. Vollmann, who has gained an almost cult-status for his immersion-style storytelling. Vollmann traveled to Japan's now defunct Fukushima nuclear power plant.
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The Ebola Diaries: Trying To Heal Patients You Can't Touch

Starting in October, an American doctor wrote almost every day, for six weeks, while she treated Ebola patients. Her eloquent writings offer a deeper look into a world we've had only glimpses of.
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Sneak Peek At The Ebola Diaries: A Doctor Opens Her Heart, Journal

For six weeks, an American doctor blogged almost every day while volunteering at an Ebola treatment center. Her writings offer a rare look into a world we've only gotten glimpses of.
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Political Unrest In Yemen A Blow To U.S. Counterrorism Efforts

Rachel Martin speaks with Stephen Seche, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen about the decision to close down the U.S. embassy in Sana'a and how that could affect U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Yemen.
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Ukrainian Lawmaker: 'We Are Hostages Of Putin'

Robert Siegel talks to Mustafa Nayyem, who is in Washington, D.C., to receive the Wilson Center Ion Ratiu Award for his reform work in Ukraine.
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U.S., Iran Not Hopelessly Far Apart On Details Of A Nuclear Deal

The biggest barrier appears to be whether parties in these talks have what experts say is the "political will" to write a final agreement.
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'Frozen Conflict' May Be Ukraine's Best Hope, For Now

The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France met in Belarus on Wednesday in an effort to stop the war in Ukraine. The negotiation comes amid the heaviest fighting yet in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels have been gaining ground in a fierce offensive.

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