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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

Thu, 2015-02-19 03:06

With the bailout package that has kept Greece's economy afloat set to expire in just over a week, the country has formally asked Eurozone members for a six-month extension.

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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:26

The food giant says it's removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candies. The move is part of a broader push by food firms to meet growing demand for natural ingredients.

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Iran's Jews: It's Our Home And We Plan To Stay

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:25

Iran's Jewish population has dropped dramatically since the 1979 Islamic revolution. But nearly 9,000 Jews remain and many say they've built comfortable lives and learned to accept the limitations.

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For The First Time, An Afghan First Lady Steps Into The Spotlight

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:23

In a country where women are seen but not often heard, Rula Ghani intends to play a prominent role. The wife of Afghanistan's new president hopes to help the country's most vulnerable people.

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Why A Court Once Ordered Kids Vaccinated Against Their Parents' Will

Wed, 2015-02-18 23:23

Measles infected hundreds of children at a church in Philadelphia whose members didn't believe in modern medicine. In a rare step, health officials moved to compel the families to vaccinate the kids.

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LA Hospital: 179 Patients Exposed To Drug-Resistant 'Superbug'

Wed, 2015-02-18 22:31

The University of California, Los Angeles says 179 patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were exposed to a potentially deadly "superbug" resistant to antibiotics. UCLA says two patients died.

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Poll Shows Bloom Has Fallen Off Olympic Bid For Most Bostonians

Wed, 2015-02-18 20:03

Opposition to the Olympics has grown by 13 points since Boston was chosen by the Olympic Committee to be the U.S. bid for 2024.

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'We're Racist' Soccer Fans Chant After Pushing Black Man Out Of Paris Metro

Wed, 2015-02-18 15:12

The passengers were identified as Chelsea fans and now British police are trying to find them. Police said they would seek to ban them from attending future matches.

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Red Cross Criticizes NPR's Coverage; NPR And ProPublica Respond

Wed, 2015-02-18 14:23

NPR and ProPublica investigated the charity's response to Superstorm Sandy and other disasters as well as its finances.

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Obama: We Must Change The Narrative On Islam To Combat Violent Extremists

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:21

In a keynote address, Obama said that the stories of successful Muslims in America must be raised to combat what he called a "generational challenge."

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In Argentina, Marchers Mark One Month Since Prosecutor's Death

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:15

A group of prosecutors in Argentina has called a silent protest for Wednesday to demand answers into the gunshot death of a prosecutor investigating the nation's worst terror attack.

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Artist, Believed Target Of Copenhagen Attack, Still In Hiding

Wed, 2015-02-18 13:05

Audie Cornish talks to Lars Vilks, who was at a free speech forum that was attacked over the weekend. He is believed to have been a target for his controversial drawings of the prophet Mohammad.

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For Somalis In Minneapolis, Jihadi Recruiting Is A Recurring Nightmare

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:54

U.S. officials say young Somali-Americans are leaving the Twin Cities for Syria to join the group ISIS, encouraged by an earlier wave of jihadists who had joined al-Shabab in Somalia.

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Ukrainian Soldiers Retreat After Eastern Town Falls

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:54

The forced withdrawal of Ukrainian forces from a strategically important town in eastern Ukraine is a blow to the recent ceasefire agreement — and to President Petro Poroshenko.

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From Haiti's Earthquake To Ebola, He Had Five Busy Years At USAID

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:54

It's the last day on the job for Rajiv Shah — who at age 36 became the youngest ever head of USAID. A key figure in the U.S. Ebola response, Shah has his critics, but he's proud of his record.

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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:49

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.

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Now This Is An Example Of Truly Educational Radio

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:13

In Sierra Leone, schools have been closed since July to keep Ebola from spreading. So the government began a new way of teaching — on the radio.

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:03

Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting figure out why.

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What Would Jeb Do On Iraq? He Won't Say

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:02

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he loves his father and older brother, but would be his "own man" in matters of foreign policy.

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After a Racial Attack, A South Philly School Tries to Heal

Wed, 2015-02-18 12:00

In 2009, several Asian students were beat up at their high school. Students and teachers said it was a racially motivated attack. Six years later, here's what the school has done change things.

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