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In U.S., Mudslides Common, But Usually Few Deaths

As teams continue digging through the wreckage of the small communities destroyed by the Washington state mudslide, we answer some questions about this natural phenomenon.
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Families Mourn Missing As Search Continues In Washington State

Audie Cornish speaks with Washington resident Diana Bejvl, who presumably has lost her son, Alan, and his fiancee, Delaney Webb, in the Washington area mudslide. Her grandparents are also missing.
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American Pastime's Season Starts Off, In Australia

The Major League Baseball regular season began last week in Sydney, Australia. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains, it resumes with one game on Sunday and a full slate on Monday.
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Flashy Criminal-Turned-Model Citizen Arrested In San Francisco

San Francisco criminal-turned-good citizen, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, was arrested Wednesday after a federal corruption investigation. Joe Mozingo of the Los Angeles Times explains the case.
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Week In Politics: Obama In Brussels And A Bridge Scandal Report

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss President Obama's speech in Brussels and his meeting with Pope Francis.
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Norwegian Jens Stoltenberg Will Be NATO's Next Secretary-General

The former prime minister of Norway will take over as head of the alliance in October from current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
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Why Playing Minecraft Might Be More Healthful For Kids Than TV

Children playing on phones or using computers eat less junk food than those watching TV, a study finds. Maybe it's the commercials. Or maybe it's just hard to pick up a chip while tapping away.
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$292M For Baseball's Miguel Cabrera? Let's Dig Into That Number

Detroit's star will earn nearly $30 million a season for the next 10 years if he keeps playing. How much more is he paid than most major leaguers? How does his deal compare with those in other sports?
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Tax Change Helps Abused Spouses Get Health Insurance Subsidies

Victims of domestic abuse had to file taxes jointly to sign up for health insurance. Advocates say that could bar them from health care when they're most in need. A rule change should help.
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Asian-American Rabbi Changes The Face Of Judaism

New York's Central Synagogue is one of the most prominent synagogues in the country, and its new leader is going to be an Asian-American woman. Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdal shares her story.

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