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Obama Calls Idea That The West Is At War With Islam 'An Ugly Lie'

February 19, 2015 - 1:03pm

The president told a summit on violent extremism that it's crucial to change the narrative about the intersection of religion, particularly Islam, and modern society.

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Hot KISS Buns Are Headed For Store Shelves In Japan

February 19, 2015 - 10:58am

They're dark and intense — and starting next week, a limited number of them will be sold in stores in Japan. Official name? Spicy Chili Tomatoman.

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Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Employees A Pay Raise

February 19, 2015 - 10:36am

The retailer says starting in April, thousands of full- and part-time employees will make $9 an hour.

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India's Kerala Has It All: Beauty, Bananas, Long Life, Girl Power

February 19, 2015 - 9:40am

President Obama praised the Indian state last month for good reason. It's got beaches, backwaters and the country's longest life expectancy and highest literacy rate. Plus, girls outnumber boys!

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Ousted Thai Leader Charged With Negligence, Could Face Jail

February 19, 2015 - 9:07am

If she's found guilty of negligence, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra could be jailed for 10 years. She was removed from office last May.

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Ukraine Update: Fighting Shifts To Mariupol; A Call For UN Peacekeepers

February 19, 2015 - 8:25am

Ukraine says that in the past 24 hours alone, 14 of its soldiers have died and another 172 were injured. The leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia are trying to salvage a cease-fire.

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Greece Seeks To Extend Eurozone Loans, As Deadline Looms

February 19, 2015 - 7:06am

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:26am

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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Chocolate Makeover: Nestle Dumps Artificial Colorings

February 19, 2015 - 3:26am

Nestles says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:25am

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:23am

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:23am

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:23am

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

February 19, 2015 - 3:23am

Measles infected hundreds of children at a Philadelphia church 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'

February 19, 2015 - 2:31am

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

February 19, 2015 - 2:31am

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

February 19, 2015 - 12:03am

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

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

February 18, 2015 - 7:12pm

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

February 18, 2015 - 6:23pm

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

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