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With US immigration reform long delayed, a Honduran mother and son head to the capital to tell lawmakers why they came to Boston and should be allowed to stay.
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President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan to 'destroy' the Islamic State. The extremists are likely hearing he has zero points. Here's a closer look.
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The US and UK forces' withdrawal from the southern Afghan province marks a major step in winding down the war. But look at what they're leaving behind.
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There's a lot of passion surrounding the independence referendum. And that means Scots insulting each other in awesome ways.
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Here's a look at those who might be tempted to follow if the Scots end up voting for independence.
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Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.
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Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
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Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.

The US and UK finally left Helmand, Afghanistan. Here are 4 reasons why ...
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The US and UK forces' withdrawal from the southern Afghan province marks a major step in winding down the war. But look at what they're leav

An author questioned God in Afghanistan's press. Here's what happened next
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A newspaper closed, an editor arrested, protests popping up in the capital, all over an article that almost no one has seen. What gives?

On 'Eid Kippur' in Jerusalem, no news was good news
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The rare convergence of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and Muslim holiday Eid el-Adha was refreshingly quiet.

War: so funny it hurts
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American TV comedians are finding the lighter side of chaos, destruction and death.

A glossary of Scottish insults
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There's a lot of passion surrounding the independence referendum. And that means Scots insulting each other in awesome ways.

A 6-year-old Honduran migrant goes to Washington
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With US immigration reform long delayed, a Honduran mother and son head to the capital to tell lawmakers why they came to Boston and should

What Obama said vs. what the Islamic State heard
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President Barack Obama laid out a four-point plan to 'destroy' the Islamic State. The extremists are likely hearing he has zero points. Here

These 8 European separatist groups are totally inspired by Scotland righ...
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Here's a look at those who might be tempted to follow if the Scots end up voting for independence.

'Comfort women' who serviced US soldiers demand justice
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They are suing the South Korean government for allegedly encouraging the prostitution that ruined their lives.

Mexico's Peña Nieto hopes for a galactic legacy with this Norman Foster ...
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Plans for a six-runway airport with a space-age design could leave Mexico’s president with a major legacy — or a major headache.

If you only listen to one 80s Latin rock song, make it this one
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Argentine musician Gustavo Cerati, who died Thursday, helped define what cool music is.

So this is Obama's motley crew to counter the Islamic State
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With NATO, Iran, reluctant Mideast allies and Kurdish separatist rebels, what could go wrong?

Should the US team up with Assad against the Islamic State in Syria?
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The pros and cons of an intervention that would likely benefit a president the US has sworn to bring down.

How the US militarizes the world's police (not just Ferguson)
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The story of police militarization in the US and abroad is complicated, and involves the importation and exportation of equipment, tactics,

Rick Perry's Islamic State remark joins a list of Mexican-border terror ...
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Here‘s a look at four major claims of faraway terrorism stirring in America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials

Here's how Brazil's new presidential candidate could help save the planet
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Marina Silva has a chance at becoming the first environmentalist to lead a major world economy. Here is what that might look like.

Remembering Jim
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Tracey Shelton and Niklas Meltio at the Peshmerga frontlines just outside of Jalawla, Iraq #rememberingjim. Tracey worked with Jim for Globa