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Hero Of Kosher Grocery Siege Will Become A French Citizen

Like Amedy Coulibaly, the man who authorities say carried out the deadly attack in Paris, Lassana Bathily is a Muslim with ties to Mali. Last week, he saved several people from Coulibaly.
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Is U.S. Gaining Or Losing Ground Against ISIS?

Is the U.S. gaining or losing ground in its bombing campaign against ISIS? Audie Cornish puts the question to Jennifer Cafarella, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of War.
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Rapping The News In West Africa

In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format.
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White House Starts Chipping Away At U.S. Embargo On Cuba

The Obama administration is following through on its pledge to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba. The Treasury and Commerce Departments say the new rules they have just issued go into effect on Friday. Critics of the administration, though, are questioning the legality of the moves.
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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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