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U.S. Could Stand To Lose A Lot By Getting Involved In Ukraine

Audie Cornish talks to Rajan Menon, professor of political science at the Powell School of the City College of New York, about his Los Angeles Times piece, "Want to Arm Kiev? Better have a Plan B."
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Observers Flock To Erupting Reunion Volcano

One of the world's most active volcanoes is erupting again. Piton de la Fournaise in the Indian Ocean on the French island of Reunion began spewing lava from one of its four craters on Wednesday.
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Kerry Visits Kiev To Show Support For Beleaguered Ukrainian Government

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is under increasing pressure to provide weapons to the Ukrainians.
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Jordan's Military Claims New Air Strikes Against ISIS

Outraged by the killing of their air force pilot, Jordanians are considering what their country can do to respond.
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How Corruption Affects The Time It Takes To Do Business

Hernando de Soto wanted to figure out why his country, Peru, was stuck in poverty. His answer transformed poor countries around the world.
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Why Is Nearsightedness Skyrocketing Among Chinese Youth?

More than 80 percent of high school students in Shanghai are myopic. A new study finds a link between higher income and poor eyesight. But the root cause is still hotly debated.
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Decades After His Murder, An Archbishop Is Put On Path To Sainthood

Pope Francis has declared slain Archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr. Previous popes declined to do so, possibly because of Romero's role in liberation theology.
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All-Female Jihadi Group Delivers Guide To Life Under Islamic State

A manifesto posted online by the al-Khanssaa Brigade paints an idyllic picture of life for women and says "there is no greater responsibility for a woman than being a wife to her husband."
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Obama Condemns 'Horrific Acts' In The Name Of Religion

The president said that God never justifies the killing of innocent people. He also referred to the Dalai Lama, who attended the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time, as his "good friend."
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Rocker Gary Glitter Convicted Of Sex Abuse

The jury convicted the 70-year-old of six offenses, including attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13.

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