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Europe's new border fence is leaking

Monday, August 31, 2015

As the Hungarian government races to install and reinforce more than 100 miles of new barbed wire fencing along the EU's southern border, each day thousands of migrants continue to pour across the frontier into the European Union.
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Germany takes in war refugees, but not migrants fleeing poverty

Monday, August 31, 2015

Lately, a lot of discussion in Germany has focused on Syrian refugees entering Germany. But Syrians are not the only ones hoping to make it there. The country has seen a rise in the number of migrants from the Balkans.
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Is America's newest frontier in the Arctic?

Monday, August 31, 2015

President Barack Obama becomes the first sitting president to head north of the Arctic Circle. His focus is climate change, but it could also be about claiming new land for the US.
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Japanese anti-war protesters take to the streets, but they're not likely to win this battle

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tens of thousands people gathered in the rain this Sunday in Japan's capital to protest proposed legislation that would change the way Japanese defense forces can operate. But the government is still expected to pass the new laws.
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A newer, slower melting ice cream cone is coming soon

Monday, August 31, 2015

Scientists in Scotland may have tackled the problem of the melting ice cream cone once and for all.
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Jersey City is putting residents' lives in their neighbors' hands

Monday, August 31, 2015

Jersey City already boasts one of the lowest urban 911 response times in the US. But the city and its hospital have set an aggressive new goal that aims to respond to emergency calls in under two minutes. That’s unheard of in this country, but not in Israel.
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Take air. Suck out CO2. Make fuel. A lab advance hints at a future for artificial photosynthesis

Monday, August 31, 2015

Researchers believe that artificial photosynthesis that sucks excess CO2 out of the air could one day help fight climate change. But capturing the gas is only half the challenge. The other half is what to do with it once you've got it. Lauren Sommer reports on a potentially breakthrough technology that uses artificial photsynthesis to turn CO2 from the air into industrial chemicals and natural gas.
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This French chef says Katrina changed his life, perhaps for the better

Monday, August 31, 2015

French chef Thierry Marceaux lost his job at a five-star hotel in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit the city. The storm also destroyed his home. So he left the bayou and moved to the desert, and started over.
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Is an artificial tree part of the solution to climate change? These guys think so.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Trees are nature's tool for pulling carbon dioxide out of the air, but there aren't enough trees in the world to suck up all the CO2 humans are putting there. That's why researchers are pushing to create artificial leaves to help fight climate change. The World's Ari Daniel visits with two teams of researchers pursuing different approaches to the formidable challenge.
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How South Korea became the first country to start international adoptions

Friday, August 28, 2015

South Korea was the first country to begin sending babies to adoptive parents in other countries. It started in the aftermath of the Korean War as a way to remove the disgraced bi-racial babies of US soldiers and Korean women.
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If an athlete gets run over by a Segway, are they insured?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Usain Bolt could've been badly injured last night. How does athlete's insurance work with freak accidents?
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Memo to Trump: This is what mass deportation looks like

Friday, August 28, 2015

This week, we may have caught a glimpse of what a Trump-style mass deportation could look like from an unexpected source: Venezuela.
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While migrants die and Europe drags its feet, smugglers continue to make a buck

Friday, August 28, 2015

Migrants die in increasingly desperate, and risky trips to Europe. But one smuggler seems okay to be their guide, so long as he gets paid.
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What if you found out you had an identical twin?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Imagine if you she contacted you on Facebook out of the blue. That's what happened to L.A. actress Samantha Futerman.
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'Bemusement' on the beach: Welcome to Dismaland.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The graffiti artist Banksy has opened Britain's first dystopian theme park. But how easy will it be to tell it apart from the rest of the British seaside?
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After-school program is putting family first to get students into college

Friday, August 28, 2015

Early-start, family-focused after-school programs are becoming increasingly common across the United States to address the needs of the rising immigrant population.
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In troubled China, digital media outlets went big on the Virginia shooting

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The news media in China jumped on this week’s story of two American journalists shot and killed during a live TV broadcast. And that sparked a politicized fracas on Chinese social media.
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The so-called dangerous places of Paris are actually great spots to get baguettes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On a Fox News program, an analyst and former Air Force combat veteran claimed that some Paris neighborhoods felt like war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. So another reporter decided to see for himself. Instead, he found great food.
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How do you talk about a gunman who wants to go viral (and knows how)?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The disgruntled former employee who shot and killed two reporters live on air Wednesday morning wanted his crime to go viral. Knowing that, how should we talk about it on social media?
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The Muslim who leads a branch of a Jewish lobbying group

Thursday, August 27, 2015

"My background is a little different from many in the room,” says Amna Farroqi, the new leader at J Street U, the collegiate arm of the liberal pro-Israel group. Ah, but there are critics.
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