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Low Oil Prices Accelerate Trouble For Venezuela

The drop in the price of oil might be having a positive effect on the disposable income of Americans, but for people who live in countries whose economies are dependent on the high price of oil it's a different story. Audie Cornish talks to Daniel Yergin, author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World
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Legal Pot In The U.S. May Be Undercutting Mexican Marijuana

As more U.S. states approve marijuana for medical or recreational use, the price for pot growers in Mexico is falling. This could change the business model for narcotraffickers as well.
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Your Odds Of Surviving Cancer Depend Very Much On Where You Live

The largest study of cancer patients reveals a huge gulf in survival rates around the world. And in some countries, there may only be one cancer doctor for the entire population.
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American Couple Detained In Qatar Remains In Limbo

Melissa Block talks to Eric Volz, family representative for Matthew and Grace Huang, the American couple cleared by a Qatari appeals court in the death of their adopted daughter.
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Aid Group Uses Successful Syrian Refugee To Inspire Others In Turkish Camp

A Syrian refugee who made a fortune in the tech industry now visits refugee children to tell them they shouldn't give up hope for a future.
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In China, One Woman's Challenge To The Legal System

The woman is suing the government after customs officers confiscated books without telling her why they were banned. The case comes as the country is taking steps to revamp its legal system.
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U.N. Agency Suspends Food Aid For 1.7 Million Syrian Refugees

The World Food Program says it needs $64 million immediately to continue a voucher program that allows refugees in countries bordering Syria to buy food in local shops.
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WATCH: Video Of Indian Sisters Attacking Alleged Harassers Goes Viral

The young women say they were subjected to lewd comments from the men. They responded by attacking them with belts. The men have been arrested, and the girls are to be honored by the state.
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Mr. Right Won't Get Lost, Knows How To Pack Bags In A Trunk

Two tribes in Namibia played with computers and looked at maps. The results of these tests shed light on why guys who are expert navigators might father more children than men who get lost.
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Chinese Chicken Breeder Builds DIY Orange Submarine

In case you were wondering, Tan Young has never heard of the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine". He says he does not know any songs about brightly colored underwater vessels.

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