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Leader Of Pakistani Political Movement Arrested In London

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:23

Altaf Hussain, who heads the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), was taken into custody on Tuesday. His arrest has sparked fears of violence in the city of Karachi, an MQM stronghold.

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Russia Takes Helm Of UN Security Council, Turns Focus On Ukraine

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:08

In June, Russia serves as the president of the United Nations Security Council. Already, that has meant a focus on Ukraine. Russia wants the Ukrainian government to end its military crackdown on separatists. It has also called for consultations on the humanitarian situation in the country.

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In Warsaw, Obama Vows To Keep Rattled Allies Out Of Russian Orbit

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:08

President Obama is starting a European trip in Poland, where he will meet allied leaders from central and eastern Europe. They are worried about Russia's intentions after the recent events in Ukraine.

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As Polls Close, Many Syrians Fear The Days To Come

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:08

Some Syrians fear that after the elections, President Bashar Assad's regime will get worse. They suspect that truces will evaporate, arrests will increase and more of the country will be partitioned.

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In Competition To Host Olympics, Less Clamor Than Crickets

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:08

The Polish city of Krakow is only the latest to withdraw its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics after a public referendum. So many localities have dropped out of the running that the games might just be hosted by the last contender standing. Robert Siegel talks with Olympic historian David Wallechinsky about what's behind the loss of interest.

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As World Cup Approaches, Brazilians Aren't Exactly Thrilled

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:08

New poll numbers from the Pew Research Center show widespread dissatisfaction in Brazil as the country prepares for the World Cup. The president gets negative marks, and few think the tournament will be positive for Brazil.

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In Syria, A Tense Election Day With Winner Little In Doubt

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:08

Syrians are voting in the country's presidential election, even as a civil war continues to rage around them. Sam Dagher of The Wall Street Journal is in Syria, and he discusses the disputed election.

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In Ireland, A Macabre Discovery At Old Home For Unwed Mothers

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:16

The bodies of almost 800 children were discovered in an unmarked septic tank. The facility was run by nuns from 1925-1961.

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June 4: The Day That Defines, And Still Haunts China

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:16

Suppressing its own people with tanks and guns 25 years ago was a pivotal act of modern China. Beijing hoped economic prosperity would make people forget. But the legacy of Tiananmen remains potent.

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Stumped Politician Phones Merkel On TV Quiz Show, Gets Voice Mail

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:01

Wolfgang Bosbach, a political ally of the German chancellor, called her twice when he was stuck on the celebrity version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular, But May Not Spread Everywhere

Tue, 2014-06-03 10:58

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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Egypt's Former Army Chief Wins Presidential Election In Landslide

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:38

The country's election commission confirms preliminary results announced last week showing that Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi secured nearly 97 percent of the vote.

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The Health Data Revolution Enters An Awkward Adolescence

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:23

Huge amounts of information about your health, your doctor and your hospital lurk in private and public databases. But putting that information to work to improve health care remains a challenge.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:23

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Diverse Summer Reading Picks For Kids

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:11

School is ending, so what can parents do to keep their kids reading this summer? Our parenting guests share book recommendations for young readers, with a focus on Latino writers and characters.

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'Wait To Worry' About Challenges

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:08

When his cancer went into remission, columnist Steven Petrow was overwhelmed by the fear that it would return. But it taught him a philosophy that helped him cope: wait to worry.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:06

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

Tue, 2014-06-03 08:05

New Orleans' Recovery School District will soon have the nation's first all-charter school system. Michel Martin explores whether that will boost achievement, or leave the most vulnerable kids behind.

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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:56

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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Leggo My Legos! Australian Toy Stores Hit By Series Of Thefts

Tue, 2014-06-03 07:35

According to a detective, the crimes sound like the work of an "organized syndicate" that might be specifically targeting the interlocking toys.

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