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Dollar's Rise Is Good News For The U.S., For Now

The dollar's value keeps climbing. That's a sign of a healthy economy, especially compared with some of America's biggest trading partners — but it also has the potential to slow U.S. economic growth.
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Control, Eliminate, Eradicate A Disease: What's The Difference?

We've eradicated smallpox. But we can only hope to control malaria. A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explains how disease fighters set and pursue their goals.
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Some French Muslims See Conspiracies In Paris Shootings

In Muslim communities around France, some don't believe the official version of events. In schools, some Muslim students refused to join in a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.
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Al-Qaida Group Claims Responsibility In 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

Audie Cornish speaks with Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
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French Ambassador To U.S. Outlines 'Predicament' Of Immigration

While France's leaders had feared an attack, Ambassador Gerard Araud says, "what happened was in a sense maybe worse than what we were expecting, because it was done in a very professional way."
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New 'Charlie Hebdo' Cover Met With Condemnation, Albeit Measured

Religious and government authorities in the Middle East seem to be trying to tamp down any outrage over the publication of another cartoon of the Muslim Prophet Mohammed in France's Charlie Hebdo magazine.
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One County Provides Preview Of China's Looming Aging Crisis

Eastern China's Rudong County began implementing the one-child policy 10 years before the rest of the nation. Now, an estimated 60 percent of the county's residents will be 60 or older by 2030.
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Mexico Charges Former Iguala Mayor In Missing Students Case

The country's attorney general also said the mayor's wife had been linked to an organized crime group that police say likely murdered the students.
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Controversial French Comedian Arrested Over Facebook Post On Paris Attacks

Dieudonne's alleged crime: writing "Je suis Charlie Coulibaly" (I am Charlie Coulibaly). He was one of 54 people held across the country; none has been linked to the deadly attacks.
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Pope Francis Canonizes First Sri Lankan Saint

Francis is in Asia on a six-day tour intended to build the Roman Catholic Church's following on a continent that holds 60 percent of the world's population but only 12 percent of Catholics.

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