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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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Can Student Journalists Ban 'Redskins' From Their School Paper?

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

A Pennsylvania school board will decide this month whether students are allowed to ban "Redskins" from their paper. Student editors say it's a racist term and are ready to bring the case to court.

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Violent Protests Spread From Eastern Ukraine South To Odessa

Monday, May 05, 2014

Tensions remain high in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine. Violence has led to the worst death toll since February, including more than 30 pro-Russian separatists who died in a building fire.

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Deaths And Downed Helicopters In Eastern Ukraine Offensive

Friday, May 02, 2014

The Ukrainian government says it has begun an operation to retake the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk from pro-Moscow militants. Militants there have already shot down two government helicopters.

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Crisis In Eastern Ukraine Takes A Deadly Turn

Friday, May 02, 2014

Pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk have shot down at least two Ukrainian helicopters.

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For Separatists, Ballots Are On Their Way โ€” But Plans Are Still Pending

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The self-proclaimed governor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk announced that preparations were underway for an independence referendum. Separatists' intentions there appear to be unclear, and their opponents feel angry and abandoned by the government in Kiev.

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Ukraine's Acting President: We've Lost Control Of East

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists have seized government buildings in another eastern Ukrainian city. After Luhansk fell, Ukraine's acting president said his troops were helpless in the face of the unrest. He said he now was working to keep the rest of eastern Ukraine under his government's control.

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Marchers And Mayhem In Eastern Ukraine City Roiled By Protests

Monday, April 28, 2014

A pro-Ukrainian demonstration turned violent as hundreds of Ukrainians in the eastern city of Donetsk marched in support of keeping their country whole. They were opposed by pro-Russian protesters. Stun grenades were thrown into the crowd, and at least one person was wounded.

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Russia Faces Further Sanction Over Its Actions In Ukraine

Monday, April 28, 2014

U.S. and European Union officials are meeting to impose more sanctions on Russia. At the same time, pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to hold a group of European military observers.

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Heated Words On Air Often Don't Match Events On Ground In Ukraine

Friday, April 25, 2014

Reports of what transpired during the Ukrainian offensive are stirring some confusion. Fewer people died than initially reported, and life appears normal in the allegedly besieged city of Slovyansk.

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As Putin Rides Wave Of Popularity, Opposition May Get Swept Under

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin is using a recent surge in popularity to crack down on opposition. Several proposed laws would strengthen penalties against protestors, and officials and local media alike are denouncing criticism of Putin as "unpatriotic."

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Deal To Ease Ukraine Crisis Delays New Sanctions On Russia

Friday, April 18, 2014

The agreement calls on all parties to refrain from violence, requires that illegally-armed groups disarm and that control of government buildings be returned to Ukrainian authorities.

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Out Of A Tough Day Of Diplomacy, A Surprising Deal On Ukraine

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diplomats from the United States and Europe gathered in Geneva Thursday to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Ukraine. Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union spoke for more than five hours on the issue.

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Hundreds Still Missing After South Korean Ferry Capsizes

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Strong currents and rain are hampering rescuers in the search for more than 200 passengers missing after a ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.

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Geneva Talks Aim To Ease Tensions In Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to meet with his diplomatic counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They are trying to find a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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As Pressures Mount On Putin, Analysts Wonder What He Hopes To Gain

Friday, April 04, 2014

U.S. and Russian relations are rapidly deteriorating over Russian President Vladimir Putin's agenda in Eastern Europe. Sanctions and other pressures haven't convinced Putin to change his course โ€” so why is he persisting? And what is his goal?

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Not An April Fools' Joke: Russians Petition To Get Alaska Back

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

After Crimea, is Alaska next? A petition on the White House website calling for just that has more than 37,000 signatures.

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Caught Between Russia And Ukraine, Border Cities Share Only Worry

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The buildup of Russian troops on Ukraine's border is unnerving residents to either side. Though sharply divided in opinion, all fear to lose ties of family and trade.

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Russian Troops Mass Near Ukraine's Belgorod Border Region

Friday, March 28, 2014

NATO officials are warning about a sizable troop buildup by Russia along its border with Ukraine. NATO's top commander says the large numbers demonstrate that Russia is acting like an adversary.

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With Ribbons, Russians Show Support For Takeover In Crimea

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Politicians have adopted the orange and black ribbons in a symbolic move that was first introduced by Catherine the Great in the 18th century.

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In Response to Putin, Western Leaders Hope To Make The Man An Island

Monday, March 24, 2014

The U.S. and EU are trying to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine. By doing so, they hope to create in Moscow a growing sense of isolation from the international community.

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