Student protesters in Hong Kong resist during a change of shift for local police but backed down after being reassured they could reoccupy the pavement outside the government compound's gate. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

Leung Chun-ying told reporters that he's appointed his deputy to meet with student activists to discuss "constitutional development," but he renewed warnings about occupying government buildings.

Islamic State flags on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk earlier this week. A U.N. report says the extremist group has perpetrated possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

The High Commissioner for Human Rights says mass executions, forcing women and girls into sex slavery and the use of child soldiers may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Lebanon's parliament sits in Beirut's rebuilt Nejmeh Square, near the center of the city. Unlike many of Beirut's neighborhoods, the square is often mostly empty. Tim Fitzsimons/NPR hide caption

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Cities Project

Ghosts Of The Past Still Echo In Beirut's Fragmented Neighborhoods

Lebanon's civil war ended 25 years ago, but the sectarian divisions that sliced its capital into different enclaves still hold today. Everyone co-exists relatively peacefully — most of the time.

In New Jersey in March, Dianna Lopez of the Center for Family Services (right) speaks with Betsy Cruz, of Camden, N.J., about health insurance coverage during an Affordable Care Act information session. Lori M. Nichols/South Jersey Times/Landov hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

Adam Sandler, seen here at the recent premiere of Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children," probably didn't mean it when he said he signed on with Netflix because it rhymes with "wet chicks." Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey See

Adam Sandler Signs Up With Netflix For Four New Movies

Adam Sandler and Netflix are doing four original movies together — perhaps because you can't build a network on prestigious, binge-watchable television series alone.

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