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Minsk Meeting Aimed At Stopping Fighting In Eastern Ukraine

Leaders from France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are scheduled to meet in the Belarus capital of Minsk on Wednesday to try to work out a peace deal for the war in Ukraine.
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On Revolution Day, Iran's President Calls For A 'Win-Win' Nuke Deal

Iran's leaders sounded a positive note about the possibility of a deal on Iran's nuclear program. Still, a final agreement is considered uncertain at best.
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Aid Worker Held By ISIS Put Beliefs Into Action, Friends Say

Kayla Mueller, 26, has been confirmed dead by her parents and the White House. She had been held by Islamic State militants since 2013. Friends gathered in Prescott, Ariz., to remember her.
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How Banks Are Transforming Canada's Cannabis Industry

In the U.S., possessing and selling marijuana is a federal crime, so banks have ignored this emerging market. In Canada, financial institutions are beginning to back corporate cannabis producers.
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Examining The Years Since Egypt's Arab Spring

It's been four years since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned during the Arab Spring. Since then, the new government has cracked down on dissent.
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Guess How Much Of Uncle Sam's Money Goes To Foreign Aid? Guess Again!

A poll shows that Americans have no clue about the percent of the budget pie that is directed to foreign aid. But maybe it's not our fault.
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Family Confirms Death Of American Hostage Held By ISIS Militants

The family of Kayla Mueller released a statement on Tuesday confirming her death while being held hostage by ISIS militants. Mueller's death raises questions about whether U.S. policies made it more difficult to save her.
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Assad Says He Wants No Part Of U.S. Campaign Against ISIS

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted a rare interview to the BBC. In it, he said the Syrian government has given the U.S. intelligence on airstrikes against the militants of the Islamic State, but he said there is no tactical cooperation with Washington, D.C.
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A Historic Drought Grips Brazil's Economic Capital

Restaurants are using disposable cutlery and plates. Residents only have water for a few hours. Food prices are soaring. Now, Sao Paulo faces draconian rationing of up to five days a week.
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With New Moves, Russia's Parliament Looks To Rewrite History

Russia's seizure of Crimea has been widely criticized. But what if Crimea was given away illegally to Ukraine back in 1954? Russian lawmakers are hard at work on their own version of history.

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