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Use of synthetic "bath salts," compounds sold legally but used as a controlled substance, has been on the rise since 2010. Brian Peterson /Minneapolis Star Tribune hide caption

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Synthetic 'Bath Salts' An Evolving Problem For DEA

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Buddhists donate food and other necessities to monks as a way of earning merit for future lives. Monks have refused donations of alms from the military as a political protest in 1990 and 2007, a boycott that some monks insist is still in effect. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Reforms End Myanmar Monks' Spiritual Strike?

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A sign lets voters know they can cast early ballots for the Florida primary election in January at the South Creek Branch Library in Orlando. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Influx Of Puerto Ricans Changes Fla.'s Voter Calculus

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The FBI is investigating more than 100 suspected Muslim extremists who are part of the U.S. military community, officials tell NPR. U.S. authorities have increased scrutiny since the 2009 shooting attack at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 dead. Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with the killings, is shown here in an April 2010 court hearing. Handout/Getty Images hide caption

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FBI Tracking 100 Suspected Extremists In Military

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A Yemeni army tank fires at positions of al-Qaida militants near the coastal town of Shaqra, Yemen, last week, in a photo provided by Yemen's Defense Ministry. Yemen's army says it has pushed al-Qaida fighters out of towns in the south. AP hide caption

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Al-Qaida Takes To The Hills Of Yemen's Badlands

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