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World Headlines: Scotland Unveils Independence Blueprint

First Minister Alex Salmond called next year's planned referendum a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to follow a different path." In other news, migrants will drive Australia's population growth over the next 50 years; and Japan's Lower House approves a controversial state secrets bill.
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Critical Of Nuclear Deal, Israel Wonders What May Come Next

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
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Members Of Congress Signal Unhappiness With Iran Deal

The interim nuclear deal with Iran has quickly drawn criticism. Many Democrats argue the U.S. needs to demand more concessions from Iran. Some Republicans say the deal was done to distract from the problems with the health care law. Both parties are demanding more sanctions be placed on Iran.
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Iranians React To Nuclear Deal On Social Media

When Iran's foreign minister confirmed a landmark nuclear deal, he made the announcement via Twitter. Most Iranians have a hard time accessing Twitter freely. David Greene talks to Babak Rahimi, associate professor of communication, culture and religious studies at the University of California, San Diego.
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A View From China, India On Carbon Dioxide Emissions

In the coming decades, carbon dioxide emissions from China, India and other rapidly developing countries are expected to grow rapidly. China and India have said they won't commit to controlling their carbon dioxide emissions. So how are international concerns about climate change viewed in China and India?
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Why Countries Invest Differently In Environmental Issues

We're not just talking about measures to combat global climate change — we're talking about investments in clean water, forests and biodiversity. A new study explores a novel theory about these differences.
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Violence Increases In Central African Republic

David Greene talks to David Smith, of The Guardian, about the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic. The former French colony has been described as "on the verge of genocide" as sectarian violence has worsened.
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Ex-White House Official Podesta Calls Karzai 'Erratic'

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is delaying a decision on whether to sign a key security deal with the U.S. that would allow American troops to stay in the region. Former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, who now serves as the Chair of the Center for American Progress, talks to Steve Inskeep about what could happen if the deal isn't signed before 2014.
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Karzai Stalls On U.S. Troop Presence In Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said for months that the traditional gathering of tribal elders was necessary to sign off on a security agreement that would keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014. The 2,500 Loya Jirga delegates resoundingly approved the deal and called on Karzai to sign it as soon as possible.
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What's In It For U.S. To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

With more and more carbon dioxide spewing from China, India and other rapidly growing nations, some people are asking why the U.S. should bear the expense involved in slashing our own emissions.

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