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Los Angeles May Have Been A Safer Bet Than Boston For Olympics Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee surprised everyone by tabbing Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Robert Siegel talks with expert on all things Olympics, David Wallechinsky for some answers.
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France Hostage Crises End After Chaotic Day

A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket
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Hostage Sieges End In France, With Seven People Dead

Police in France have ended both of the hostage sieges they were facing in and near Paris. Three gunmen are dead, along with four of the hostages.
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As Rumors Spread, More Cubans Try To Reach The U.S. By Sea

The Coast Guard has seen a spike in the number of Cubans trying to sail to Florida. The cause, it says, is a false rumor that the U.S. will soon change its policy toward Cubans who reach U.S. shores.
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British Imam Convicted In U.S. Of Terrorism Charges Gets Life

Abu Hamza al-Masri was found guilty eight months ago of charges stemming from plots to kill tourists in Yemen to a plan to open a jihadist training camp in rural Oregon.
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Ebola Vaccine Will Soon Be Tested In West Africa

It's been tough to design tests because some people object to the idea that a comparison group won't receive the vaccine. But plans are moving ahead.
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In France, Simultaneous Standoffs Erupt In Violence

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley and Lauren Frayer speak to Renee Montagne about the standoffs between police and gunmen, both at a kosher market and in a warehouse north of Paris.
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In The Midst Of A Violent Morning, Parisians Seek To Cope

Sylvie Kauffmann, editorial director of the French newspaper Le Monde, speaks to Renee Montagne about the impact of the events unfolding in Paris and its nearby suburbs on the French people.
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A Review Of The Day's Violent Tumult In France

Two standoffs involving armed men in and around Paris have ended with the deaths of three suspects. The violence concludes days of strain and tumult after shootings at a French satirical magazine.
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Reports Of Boko Haram-Led Massacre In Captured Nigerian Town

Baga, in the country's northeastern Borno state, was seized a week ago. Amnesty International says that as many as 2,000 people may have been killed by the Islamist extremists in recent days.

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