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From Haiti's Earthquake To Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years At USAID

It's the last day on the job for Rajiv Shah — who at age 36 became the youngest ever head of USAID. A key figure in the U.S. Ebola response, Shah has his critics, but he's proud of his record.
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Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.
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Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio

In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.
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A Sophisticated Version Of Guess The Grape — But Is It A Sport?

For a half-century, Oxford and Cambridge have competed against each other in blind wine tasting. The big match is this week.
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By The Numbers: White House Takes On Violent Extremism

Domestic and world leaders gather this week to discuss terror threats. Here's a look by the numbers.
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Spending Habits Of The Netanyahus Get Scrutiny In Growing Scandal

Topics such as garden furniture are now in Israel's political sphere, after a review alleged that the Israeli prime minister's household spending has been excessive.
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Debate: Are America's Best Days Behind It?

Is America in decline, or an unparalleled leader on the world stage? In the 100th debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., two teams face off over the motion, "Declinists Be Damned: Bet On America."
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Blind Boy's Quest Prompts Australia To Plan Tactile Cash

Blind since birth, Connor McLeod couldn't tell how much money he'd been given for Christmas. So he started a petition seeking banknotes that can be differentiated by touch.
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Prosecutors Raid HSBC's Geneva Office Over Suspected Money Laundering

The raid comes a week after leaked HSBC documents showed that the bank's Swiss unit had helped its international clients launder profits and shelter their holdings from their home countries.
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Why Congress Doesn't Really Worry About What Most Americans Think

Polls show Americans are largely in favor of authorizing further actions against the Islamic State. Yet there is one group of Americans that is having far more trouble deciding how it feels: Congress.

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