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Powerful Typhoon Batters Philippines

A massive typhoon is crossing the Philippines. It is expected to maintain its Category 5 status as it crosses the entire country, and may be one of the strongest storms in history.
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Expectations Grow For Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva to join other major powers involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran hopes the international community will ease crippling economic sanctions in exchange for capping some of its atomic activities.
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New Pakistani Taliban Leader Blamed For Schoolgirl Shooting

Mullah Fazlullah is said to have ordered the attack on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who campaigned for girls' education. Inside Pakistan, Fazlullah rose to prominence several years ago through his fiery religious radio broadcasts, which earned him the nickname "Radio Mullah."
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He's 'Extremely Inebriated' In New Video, Toronto Mayor Says

Mayor Rob Ford has now admitted that he smoked crack in a drunken stupor and that he was drunk when he was videotaped threatening to kill someone. He's still saying he won't resign.
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Who Owns The Archives Of A Vanishing Iraqi Jewish World?

In 2003, U.S. forces discovered a trove of Jewish documents in a flooded Baghdad basement. They tell the tale of a once-thriving Jewish community. The painstakingly restored documents will be exhibited in the U.S. before they are returned to Iraq. But some Jewish groups are trying to prevent that.
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Philippines Braces As Year's Most Powerful Typhoon So Far Bears Down

The Pacific storm Haiyan is expected to make landfall in the Philippines within the next 12 hours, bringing top sustained winds currently measured at more than 190 miles per hour. Classified as a super typhoon, it's the most powerful storm yet of 2013.
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Super Mario Cut Interest Rates Today And That's Huge News

The European Central Bank is defying expectations by moving more aggressively than expected to boost its member nations' economies and head off potentially dangerous deflation. "Super Mario" Draghi, the ECB's president, is getting much of the credit.
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In Libya, The Militias Rule While Government Founders

More than two years since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya is growing more chaotic. Analysts describe a nation awash with heavy weapons in the hands of militias divided by tribe, ideology and region. The central government has little power over the gunmen, and leaders worry their country could become another Somalia or Afghanistan.
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Doctor In Eastern Congo: 'Not Normal To Be Attacked'

The eastern Congo is known to some as the 'rape capital of the world' because nearly 50 women are raped there every hour. Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist, has put his practice, and his life on the line, to help save these women. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with him about his work.
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Art Revolution Blooms After Arab Spring

The Arab American National Museum is taking a fresh look at the Arab Spring movement through street art, painting and photography. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with guest curator Christiane Gruber and Egyptian artist Nazeer about the new exhibit "Creative Dissent."

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