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Ukraine Grapples With Vacant Presidential Post, Poor Economy

Ukraine faces bankruptcy if it cannot raise billions of dollars within the next few months. An offer of aid from Moscow, made before the revolution, now appears to be in doubt.
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Mexican Drug Lord's Reach Stretches To Chicago Streets

Chicago authorities say drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman was one of the major villains in the city's heroin epidemic, and a debate is brewing about how his arrest will affect the drug trade in the city.
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Venezuelan Students Want Violence To End, Economy To Improve

Juan Requesens is one of the main leaders of the student movement in Venezuela. He says the student protesters are fighting for quality of life, justice, liberty and democracy.
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Opposition Blocks Traffic In Venezuelan Capital Caracas

Venezuela's president is asking opposition leaders to join him in a peace conference on Wednesday. David Greene talks to reporter Girish Gupta in Caracas about the deadly anti-government protests.
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Brazil, EU Agree To Huge Underwater Cable Project

Workers will lay cable across the Atlantic to guarantee the neutrality of the Internet and shield Brazil from U.S. surveillance.
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Deadly MERS Virus Circulates Among Arabian Camels

A new virus in the Middle East has sickened more than 180 people and killed an alarming 43 percent of them. But scientists haven't been sure where the virus originates or how people catch it.
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Meteorite Impact On Moon Sets Record As Brightest Ever Seen

A high-speed collision on the moon's surface was recorded on video and created a bright flash that would have been visible on Earth for eight seconds, scientists say.
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NATO Urges 'Everybody' To Respect Ukraine's Sovereignty

Top military officials from NATO and Russia discussed their concerns about Ukraine in a phone call Monday. Many now see the country's Crimea area as a potential flashpoint.
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Mango Alert: Australians Puzzle Over Huge Stolen Fruit

The Big Mango is a roadside tourist attraction that's 33 feet tall and 26 feet wide; it weighs seven tons. As of last night, it's missing. But not everyone thinks it was stolen.
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The History Of A Once And Future World-Class Resort

President Vladimir Putin isn't the first Russian leader to try to rebuild Sochi, but it's not so clear his project will ultimately be more successful than his predecessors.

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