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The Two-Way

Gates: Taliban Engaged In Talks By Year's End

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Gates: Taliban Engaged In Talks By Year's End

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An image of 13-year-old Hamza al-Khateeb is surrounded by candles in this photo from a Facebook page in his memory. From Facebook.com hide caption

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Middle East

Boy's Brutal Death Becomes Rallying Cry For Syrians

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Boy's Brutal Death Becomes Rallying Cry For Syrians

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After a sperm fertilizes an egg, cells divide in a stage called a blastocyst. Doctors say pregnancy doesn't start until the blastocyst implants into the woman's uterus. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Health Care

Abortion Foes Push To Redefine Personhood

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Abortion Foes Push To Redefine Personhood

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Pop Culture Happy Hour

The Grand Rapids Lip Dub: A Giant Street Party Set To Music

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The Grand Rapids Lip Dub: A Giant Street Party Set To Music

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My Morning Jacket's new album is titled Circuital. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Reviews

My Morning Jacket: Home Again

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My Morning Jacket: Home Again

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House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media Wednesday after meeting with the president about the debt limit. "We know what the problems are — let's not kick the can down the road one more time," he said. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics

Obama, House GOP Talk Debt; Neither Side Blinks

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Obama, House GOP Talk Debt; Neither Side Blinks

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Clashes erupted between security forces and students demanding political change at a protest in Algeria's capital, Algiers, on May 2. Small protests in the city are quickly put down by well-equipped riot police. Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Africa

In Rich Algeria, Youth Face Meager Future

4 min

In Rich Algeria, Youth Face Meager Future

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Filmmaker Shoots At The Heart Of The Tornado

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