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Scott Neuman

Scott Neuman appears in the following:

U.N. Says Syria Represents Worst Refugee Crisis In 25 Years

Thursday, July 09, 2015

The high commissioner for refugees estimates that more than 4 million have fled since the start of the civil war four years ago. An additional 7.6 million are believed to be displaced inside Syria.

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Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hanoi and Washington hope to strengthen economic and defense ties, especially in the wake of Beijing's construction on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.

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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The main Shanghai stock index has dropped 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.

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Russian Supply Capsule Successfully Docks With Space Station

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The Progress M-28M spacecraft delivered tons of food, water, oxygen, fuel and other supplies after previous attempts had ended in failure.

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After Bailout Referendum Is Rejected, Greece's Finance Minister Resigns

Sunday, July 05, 2015

By a decisive margin, the people rejected a package of austerity measures from international creditors and handed their leaders a mandate to try to renegotiate the deal.

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U.N.: Report On Iran's Atomic Program Possible By Year's End

Saturday, July 04, 2015

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano says that, "with cooperation" from Tehran, a report could be finalized before January.

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Matt Stonie Downs 62 Hot Dogs For Coney Island Title

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The new champion, who came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, bested eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by two dogs on Saturday.

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Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

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Lawrence Herkimer, The Father Of Modern Cheerleading, Dies At 89

Saturday, July 04, 2015

He invented the pompom and the iconic "Herkie jump" that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.

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Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there's as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Friday, July 03, 2015

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

Friday, July 03, 2015

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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Iceland's Pirate Party Wins Repeal Of Blasphemy Law

Friday, July 03, 2015

The insurgent political movement, which has just three members in parliament, led the rollback of the 75-year-old law that made it a crime to "ridicule or insult" religious teachings.

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Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival Humana

Friday, July 03, 2015

If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.

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Syrian Forces Try To Halt Rebel Offensive On Aleppo

Friday, July 03, 2015

An alliance of forces led by the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nusra Front is battling the Syrian government for control of the key northern city.

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Hours From Greek Bailout Vote, 2 Sides Evenly Divided

Friday, July 03, 2015

One new poll shows that those favoring the bailout hold a wafer-thin plurality, but another one gives the edge to the "no" side.

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Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

Friday, July 03, 2015

The liftoff of the Soyuz Progress 60P was a relief to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station after two previous resupply missions — one Russian and one American — failed.

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ISIS Reportedly Destroys Ancient Statue In Captured City Of Palmyra

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Photos released by the Islamist extremist group show a 2,000-year-old stone sculpture of a lion being smashed with sledgehammers.

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Former Sen. Jim Webb Announces Run For Democratic Nomination

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."

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