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Jackie Northam

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Grand Theft Vino: Higher Wine Prices Are Attracting More Thieves

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.

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Trudeau Elected Canadian Prime Minister As Liberals Sweep To Power

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party won a landslide victory in Canada's national election Monday. He is the eldest son of former Canadian prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. But that d...

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Why Are Millennials Buying So Many Houses In Des Moines?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Data from Realtor.com shows that in the first half of 2015, roughly 60 percent of borrowers who used a mortgage to buy a home in Des Moines were between the ages of 25 and 34.

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Sip On This: That $10,000 (Or $30) Bottle Of Wine Might Be Fake

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Take a close look at the glass of wine you're drinking. There's a chance it could be plonk disguised by an upmarket label. Counterfeiting wine is big business among old and rare vintages.

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China Is Absent From Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The TPP is a key part of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia, strapping together the economies of several Asian nations to the U.S. It's also a counter to China's growing influence in the region.

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U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing Campaign Blamed For Civilian Deaths In Yemen

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Saudi Arabia's U.S.-backed airstrike campaign in Yemen was supposed to quash advances by Houthi rebels in short order. But the conflict is grinding on and the humanitarian crisis is growing worse.

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Shell To Suspend Oil Exploration In Alaskan Arctic

Monday, September 28, 2015

After spending $7 billion, Shell has decided to stop exploration off the coast of Alaska "for the foreseeable future."

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Obama Meets With China's President Amid 'Enormous Strain' Between Nations

Thursday, September 24, 2015

China's president Xi Jinping arrives in Washington, D.C., for a two-day state visit. It comes as relations between the two countries are turbulent. Analysts say this will be President Obama's most difficult summit to date.

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For Syrian Refugees, Needs Are Growing And Aid Is Declining

Monday, September 14, 2015

The U.N. refugee agency has received less than half the $4.5 billion needed to help Syrians who have fled to neighboring countries. As conditions worsen, many are opting to risk the journey to Europe.

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Gulf States Taking Heat For Not Resettling Syrian Refugees

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Humanitarian groups are criticizing the wealthy Gulf Arab states, which do not have a tradition of resettling migrants. Analysts say there's little political will to change that.

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China's Economic Slowdown Further Hurts Depressed Commodity Prices

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Turmoil in global stock markets have grabbed headlines, in large part due to China's shaky economy. For months, commodities worldwide have also been plunging, and much of that can be linked to China.

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The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Is One You May Never Have Heard Of

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The pangolin, a shy, scaly animal resembling an anteater, is being hunted into extinction, conservationists say. New efforts are underway to protect this exotic creature.

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Egypt Trumpets Canal's Massive Expansion, But A Windfall's Far From Certain

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Egypt has opened a major extension of the Suez Canal, doubling the number of ships that can pass through it. As the shortest route between Asia and Europe, the canal is most lucrative route in the shipping industry.

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

Friday, July 31, 2015

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

Friday, July 31, 2015

The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.

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Afghan Government Says Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Is Dead

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Afghan government said Wednesday that Taliban leader Mullah Omar "died in April 2013 in Pakistan." The news comes just as peace talks between Afghanistan and the Taliban are due to resume.

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Malaysia, Cuba Taken Off U.S. Human Trafficking Blacklist

Monday, July 27, 2015

Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.

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With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to...

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Makes First U.S. Visit

Monday, July 20, 2015

President Obama met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House Monday. The two leaders discussed security, Nigeria's economy and battling corruption in its government.

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Is N. Korea Facing A Famine Or Just Seeking More Aid?

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The country warned in June it faces its worst drought in a century. That's raised concerns — and some doubts about the severity of the situation. In the 1990s, 1 million died in a famine.

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