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President Obama To Remove Cuba From State-Sponsored Terrorism List

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

President Obama intends to take Cuba off of the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and now Congress has a month and a half to decide if it wants to stop the process.

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European Union Charges Google With Antitrust Violations

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After a nearly five year investigation, European Union officials on Wednesday charged Google with antitrust violations and opened an investigation into its Android operating system.

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'Rambo' The Octopus Shoots Photos Of Tourists At New Zealand Aquarium

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

At Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium in Auckland, New Zealand, a female octopus has been trained to take photographs of visitors from inside her tank.

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Hundreds Of African Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes In Mediterranean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Up to 400 migrants are missing and feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Tuesday. Tens of thousands of migrants have attempted the hazardous journey from Africa to Europe and around 500 have died so far this year.

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Dog Team Races To Rescue Lost Hiker In The Himalayas

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A 47-year-old man disappeared 11 days ago on a popular trail. The weather is so bad that helicopters can't help. His only chance of survival is via a small search team with four dogs.

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Documents Show Global Outpouring Of Grief Over Lincoln's Assassination

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The State Department has released documents from 1865 that highlight the disbelief and profound sympathy over the president's death from governments and private citizens the world over.

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Who's On The List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism, And Why

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Iran, Sudan and Syria are also on it. But some states have made it off, too.

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A Year After Ferry Disaster, South Koreans Await Answers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The root causes of the accident that killed 304 people are still unclear, and parents of the victims are embroiled in a political tug of war.

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European Union Accuses Google Of Abusing Its Market Dominance

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The European Union has been looking into whether Google favors its own products in online searches. EU officials have filed a complaint against Google. The tech giant has not yet formally responded.

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Obama: Iranian-Backed Fighters Must Respect Iraq's Sovereignty

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In a meeting with Iraq's prime minister at the White House on Tuesday, President Obama had a warning for Iran — as that country wades into the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq.

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The All-Work, No-Play Culture Of South Korean Education

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A new report finds South Korean students feel greater stress than those in any other developed nation. The country is weighing the relentless pressure it places on studying and exams.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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Iraqi Leader Visits Washington Looking For Help In Fight Against Islamic State

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iraq's prime minister is trying to drum up military support against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, which controls parts of his country. He is also looking for billions of dollars in loans.

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When Rates Turn Negative, Banks Pay Customers To Borrow

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

European interest rates are being pushed so low — to less than zero — that some banks are paying borrowers to take loans. Such low rates are aimed at boosting Europe's economy, but there are risks.

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Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Thousands Of Young Women In U.S. Forced Into Marriage

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sometimes the women aren't allowed to leave their homes. Some commit suicide. Many have little recourse, advocates say, because current laws are ill-equipped to address this hidden crisis.

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Obama Pledges Support To Iraqi Prime Minister In Fight Against Islamic State

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is on his first official visit to Washington, D.C.

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Aid Workers Face Challenges In Yemen As Humanitarian Crisis Continues

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, head of the Doctors Without Borders mission in Yemen, about the deteriorating situation in Sanaa, where she's been based since August. Even though they have been able to get medical supplies this weekend, she says there is concern about getting food, water, fuel and drugs for chronic illnesses if the conflict continues.

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Helping Bridge Congress' Iran Divide, Sen. Ben Cardin Moves Into Spotlight

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

After an unexpected promotion, Cardin has become the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just as it is crafting a role for Congress to weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.

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White House Says It Will Remove Cuba From List Of State Sponsors Of Terrorism

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The move is just one part of the Obama administration's push to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba.

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