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Yemen's Deteriorating Instability Makes It A Perfect Home For Al-Qaida

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:10am

David Greene talks to Danya Greenfield, deputy director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, about al-Qaida's presence in Yemen and the nature of U.S. counterterrorism operations there.

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Remembering A 'Giant': 'Everything We Did, We Did Together'

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:25am

Colleen Kelly Starkloff was working at a nursing home when she met her future husband. He was quadriplegic. His disability was only one of the obstacles they overcame to having a family.

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By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:23am

Jason Comely's fear of rejection was so strong that he'd become completely isolated. So he set out to get himself rejected at least once a day, every day. Funny thing is, it worked.

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No Hollywood Ending For 'Round-The-World Trip

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:41am

A Canadian man needed to go on a trip with a woman named Elizabeth Gallagher so he could use his ex-girlfriend's ticket. The two say they are just friends.

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Too Many Glitter Bomb Orders Crash Website

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 6:23am

A startup in Australia is in the revenge business. For $10, it will send a person who offended you an envelope full of glitter, along with a note explaining what the person did to deserve it.

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Paris Neighborhood Becomes Breeding Ground For Militant Jihadists

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

A section of Paris, which is known for its picturesque parks and artistic community, was also home to the gunmen in last week's terror attack. Renee Montagne talks to Miriam Benraad, a French scholar on foreign fighters, about how that neighborhood has become a breeding group for some of Europe's most militant jihadists.

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Were Paris Attacks Coordinated Between ISIS And Al Qaida?

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

The gunmen for the "Charlie Hebdo" attack in Paris say al-Qaida guided their mission. The gunman who attacked a kosher supermarket the next day claimed loyalty to the Islamic State. Renee Montagne talks to Fawaz Gerges, chair of Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies at the London School of Economics and author of "The New Middle East," about why the two groups are at odds with each other.

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In Jordan, The Comic Book Superheroes Fight Extremism

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Comic book creator Suleiman Bakhit found that many kids didn't have figures to look up to. So he created superheroes who combat religious extremism and they've been a big hit.

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American Film On A Tibetan Migrant Finds Unlikely Success In China

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Because Tibet is a sensitive topic, you'd expect the Chinese government to ban Nowhere to Call Home. But the documentary about a widow and her son is quietly making the rounds — and winning fans.

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In A Paris Suburb, Jews And Muslims Live In A Fragile Harmony

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Jewish and Muslim communities have lived together for decades in Sarcelles, about 10 miles from Paris. But locals say last week's attacks in Paris have heightened awareness of religious differences.

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Comic Book Anti-Jihadi Superheroes Called On To Fight Extremism

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

A bestselling comic book creator in Jordan has been asked to help qualm extremism. Now that Jordan has joined the coalition against the self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, extremism may rise further.

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In New Concert Hall, Paris Orchestra Honors Last Week's Terror Victims

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

A new concert hall known as the Philharmonie de Paris opened in the 19th arrondissement on Wednesday. French President Francois Hollande attended the opening night concert.

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American's Film On Tibetan Migrant Surprisingly Is Shown In China

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Nowhere to Call Home which follows the struggles of a Tibetan migrant in Beijing, has been quietly making the rounds in China. It has not been banned by the Communist Party.

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Federal Watchdog To Let Teamsters Union Off Its Leash

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

For decades, the union has had federal oversight because of charges of corruption and racketeering and ties to organized crime. In a court agreement, the stage was set to lift that oversight.

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Romney Comments Add To Speculation On GOP Presidential Race

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

The latest person to seriously consider throwing his hat in the ring is Mitt Romney, who had said he would not run again. What does his apparent change of heart mean for the GOP nominating battle?

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Movie Stars Wait To See Who Gets An Oscar Nomination

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

The 87th annual Academy Award nominations are announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills. Actors like Patricia Arquette, Michael Keaton and Benedict Cumberbatch are expected to be among them.

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In Paris Suburb Of Sarcelles, Jews And Muslims Live In Harmony

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

There are a number of districts in Paris where both Jews and Muslems live. We visit the Paris suburb of Sarcelles.

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Texas Prison Bus Crashes Into A Train, 10 Dead

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Ten people died when a prison bus collided with a train near Odessa, Texas, on Wednesday. Officials say five people have severe injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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Free-Climbers Reach Summit Of Yosemite's El Capitan

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

After 19 days of climbing up a 3,000-foot rock face, gripping at granite sometimes no thicker than a dime, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson reached the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

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House Rule On Social Security Funding Causes Controversy

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:12am

Rules passed by the GOP House majority prevent money from being transferred from the retirement fund to the disability fund. Critics say it's an attempt to make cuts to both Social Security programs.

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