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Russia's Putin Signs Controversial Adoption Bill

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a measure that would ban Americans from adopting Russian children. The ban is designed as retaliation for a new U.S. law that sanctions Russian officials accused of human rights violations.
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Decades Later, Student Finds Teacher To Say 'Thank You'

When John Cruitt's mother died, his teacher was there to help him cope. More than 50 years later, Cruitt sought to find the woman who, he says, changed his life.
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Assessing Hillary Clinton's Legacy

She is about to step aside as secretary of state and "step off this incredibly high wire." She generally gets high praise, though some critics say her role was limited on the major foreign policy questions of the past four years.
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Schwarzkopf, Commander In Gulf War, Dies At 78

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the Desert Storm offensive that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait, has died. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Tom Bowman about the much-decorated soldier.
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White House To Host Congressional Leaders Friday For Fiscal Deadline Talks

President Barack Obama will meet with the four leaders of Congress Friday, to discuss a possible deal that would avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases in the new year.

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