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Contestant From War-Torn Syria Wins 'Arab Idol'

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Over the weekend, a champion was crowned in the Middle East's version of American Idol. Syrians cheered as 21-year-old Hazem Sherif from the war-scarred city of Aleppo was announced the winner.
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Search For Missing Students In Mexico Turns Up Graves Of Others

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The search for 43 missing students in Guerrero state has yielded a dozen graves, and some 30 bodies unrelated to the case. That's given hope to other families hoping to find their missing loved ones.
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Siding With Obama On Deportations Hurts Saldana's Bipartisan Support

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Senate is to vote Tuesday on Sarah Saldana's nomination to run Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Republicans believe she will be too sympathetic to the president's actions on deportations.
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Top Chefs Discover Denver's Fast-Growing Restaurant Scene

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thanks in part to the nearby oil and gas boom, Denver is seeing a flood of affluent professionals with a hunger for good food. In one month this summer, for example, 40 restaurants opened.
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Sony On The Defensive After Hackers Attack Its Computer Network

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Unidentified hackers have been releasing internal documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Zetter, a senior staff reporter at Wired magazine, about the attack.
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Hostage Drama Unfolds Violently In Sydney

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A gunman, with apparent sympathies to radical Islamist groups in the Middle East, held 50 people hostage before being killed by a police SWAT team. Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Stuart Cohen.
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Denmark Files Claim To Portion Of The Arctic

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Denmark and Greenland are claiming ownership of about 350,000 square miles of the Arctic. Some of that territory includes the North Pole. Russia and Canada think the area should belong to them.
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Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thousands of people are imprisoned for decades, if not life, because of tough drug sentences. Now judges, lawyers and advocates ask whether it's time to dial back those penalties.
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Kurdish Officials Worry About Kurds Joining The Islamic State

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

In the Kurdish city of Halabja, young men have been disappearing to join ISIS. It's a trend the authorities don't really want to discuss. But they are clamping down to try to make it stop.
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'Reshoring' Trend Has Little Impact On U.S. Economy, Study Finds

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"Reshoring," or bringing U.S. jobs back from overseas, is not as prevalent as has been reported, a consulting firm's research finds. The study found a total of 300 cases from 2013.
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Alaska's Governor Eager To Expand Medicaid

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The state's last top guy was hostile to Obamacare. But Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, sees Medicaid expansion as a cost-effective no-brainer. Can he convince Republicans in Alaska's legislature?
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President's Task Force To Re-Examine How Police Interact With Public

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tensions between police and communities of color are grabbing the nation's attention — all the way up to the White House. The Obama administration has announced a new task force to tackle the problem.
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Argentina's Approach To Inflation: Ditch The Peso, Hoard U.S. Dollars

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The country's inflation rate is running around 40 percent this year, according to private economists. As a hedge, Argentines are always looking for ways to get their hands on U.S. dollars.
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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamón

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian emigre is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.
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Painting Or Photograph? With Richard Estes, It's Hard To Tell

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The American artist starts by taking dozens of photos of the same thing. Then he paints it, staying as faithful to photos as he can. The Smithsonian American Art Museum has an exhibition of his work.
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Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.
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Element Of Marriage Proposal Damages Building

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Dutchman planned to use a crane to perch himself outside his girlfriend's window. He wanted to serenade her before popping the question. Even though the crane tipped over, she said yes.
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Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Found At Buckingham Palace

Monday, December 15, 2014

The royals, however, won't be eating them. A palace spokesperson said, "fungi from the garden are not used in the palace kitchens."
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Haiti's President Searches For Next Prime Minister

Monday, December 15, 2014

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe's resignation may be too late to repair the political damage to the president. Protests have increased over long overdue elections and allegations of corruption.
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Why Some Scientific Collaborations Are More Beneficial Than Others

Monday, December 15, 2014

It turns out that when scientists collaborate internationally, they are more like to have an impact on science than purely domestic collaborations.
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