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Obama's Trip To Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

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In Chile, Trial Finally Comes For D.C. Man Allegedly Immolated By Authorities

Veronica De Negri has been pushing the government for justice since her son was murdered 29 years ago. Now a court in Chile is charging six former officers and soldiers for allegedly burning her son.
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Obama Asks African Countries To Create Jobs, Foster Democracy

President Obama was the first sitting American president to address the African Union. The speech capped a five-day trip to Kenya and Ethiopia.
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NATO Says It Stands With Turkey In Fight Against ISIS

After it began an air campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Turkey called a meeting of the 27 allies to raise the possibility of a need for NATO involvement.
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Drawing A Line From The Chinese Stock Market To Your Wallet

U.S. commodities — copper, corn, coal and more — are cheaper because of China's economic cooling. Producers got caught up in China's "teaser" demand for more of everything. It couldn't last.
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In Libya, Gadhafi's Son, Saif Al-Islam, Is Sentenced To Death In Absentia

The sentence was handed down in connection to killings during the 2011 uprising that overthrew his father, Moammar Gadhafi. Saif Al-Islam, however, is being held by a militia in the west.
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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

The European Union has standards for labor, trade and sanitation, but same-sex marriage is left to member states. Only about a dozen EU countries recognize such unions.
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China's Stock Market Unnerves Investors With Another Nosedive

China's stock market continues to fall on the heels of a big drop in June. Steve Inskeep talks to Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management, about China's stock market woes.
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Immigration Changes Create Refugee Crisis Along Dominican Republic-Haiti Border

Refugee camps are appearing along Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic as people flee the DR to comply with new immigration laws. It's unclear how the Haitian government will manage the crisis.
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How Finns Make Sports Part Of Everyday Life

In Finland, 90 percent of adults take part in sports or exercise at least twice a week. The Nordic nation far outpaces the U.S. in adult sports participation. Free and easy access to facilities helps.

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