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2:06 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Obama To Press For Higher Taxes On Wealthy Taxpayers

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 11:01 am

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Asia
4:37 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Bacon Blamed For China's Smog Problem

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Middle East
4:37 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Miss Lebanon Criticized For Photo With Miss Israel

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Middle East
2:16 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Nuclear Talks With Iran Recess After 'Limited' Progress

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 7:38 am

As diplomats trickled out into a frigid Geneva Sunday evening, descriptions of the talks trickled out with them. Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragchi refused to characterize the progress made so far.

"It's too soon to say if we are able to make any progress or not," Aragchi said. "We are still trying to bridge the gaps between the two sides. We try our best, and as I have always said, as diplomats we are always hopeful."

China's delegation had a one-on-one with the Iranians and negotiator Wang Qun was more positive about the talks.

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Politics
2:01 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Private Sector Included In Plan To Finance Infrastructure Repairs

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 4:37 am

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Africa
2:01 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Countdown To Zero: Guinea's Campaign To Conquer Ebola In 60 Days

Cheerleaders with pompoms helped kick off a government campaign to eliminate Ebola from Guinea in 60 days.
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Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 11:34 am

Hundreds of spectators and government officials watched as music and fanfare filled the People's Palace in Conakry, Guinea. Cheerleaders danced vigorously, waving pompoms and twirling on stage. The festive event on Saturday kicked off the government's newest campaign: zero Ebola cases in 60 days.

"Guineans talk too much. People resist even the idea that Ebola exists," said the prime minister, Mohamed Said Fofana, when he took the stage. "Why do we refuse to accept what others have accepted? We really must get a grip on the situation."

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Around the Nation
4:18 am
Fri January 16, 2015

In Support Of Seattle's Seahawks, City Hall Bans Cheese

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 4:59 am

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Around the Nation
4:18 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Colts QB Andrew Luck Admits His Beard Is A Bad Look

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NPR Story
2:10 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Oscar Nominations Lack Diversity; 'Selma' Snubbed

Originally published on Sun January 18, 2015 7:59 pm

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NPR Story
2:10 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Economic Isolation Weighs On Iranians; Desire Nuclear Talks Resolved

Originally published on Fri January 16, 2015 4:59 am

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