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Watch A Film From Mali: The Day Before The Music Died

The Last Song Before the War presents the glorious sounds of the 2011 Festival in the Desert, held shortly before Islamic extremists took over the region and banned music.
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2 Stories Of Law And Order

In Farmington, N.H., cops cruise the streets looking for good behavior. When they see it, they hand out restaurant coupons. And in Finland, fines are based on income — some can really add up.
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Researchers Explain Why Indian Cuisine Is Exquisite

An epic study of recipes was conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology. It says Indian dishes contain a little bit of everything — especially of unlike flavors.
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Federal Agents Carry Out Search For Evidence Of Illegal Support For 'Birth Tourism'

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says some wealthy foreigners seek to give birth to their children in the U.S. so they will obtain U.S. citizenship.
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How Jewish Should Israel Be? 2 Israelis Voters Have Answers

Israeli voters go to the polls in two weeks. One issue that prompted the government's fall in December was an impassioned debate over exactly how Jewish this democratic country should be.
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Did Netanyahu's Capitol Hill Speech Affect Nuclear Talks In Switzerland?

As the Israeli prime minister attacked a nuclear deal with Iran in a speech ti Congress, Secretary of State Kerry sat with his Iranian counterpart in Switzerland, trying to reach a framework deal.
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Without Apprenticeships, Migrant Germans Lack Career Opportunties

Germany is home to about 4 million Muslims, many of them born there. But they are often not embraced by society. A study found Germans with immigrant roots are often passed over for apprenticeships.
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Government Cracks Down On 'Birth Tourism' In Southern Calif.

Federal agents searched about 50 locations in Southern California on Tuesday for evidence of "maternal tourism" operations there.
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In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds

An estimated 40 percent of France's 7 million Muslims live in and around Paris, many of them in the poor suburbs. It's hard to escape the banlieues, even for those who work or attend school elsewhere.
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Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.

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