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The Two-Way

'The Fact Is, These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S.

"The whole world witnessed the act of aggression of Russia against Ukraine," Olexander Motsyk says. "And they ... participate in toppling local government in Crimea."

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Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property ... Yet

While Chinese investors have been eyeing cheap real estate in Detroit since the city's bankruptcy filing last year, they're not in a tremendous rush to buy.

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In Rio, A Universe Of Samba

In Brazil, samba isn't just the music of Carnival. With throngs headed to the country for this summer's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, samba de rota has become an act of cultural resistance.

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'The Fact Is These Are Russian Forces,' Says Ukraine's Ambassador To U.S.

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Chinese Investors Aren't Snatching Up Detroit Property, Yet

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In Rio, A Universe Of Samba

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Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

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