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Parallels

Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

"Every issue that we are facing violates the core principles of democracy," says a South Korean labor leader. The government says it's cracking down to protect national security.

President Obama meets Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh in January 2015. The Saudi monarch, in power for a year, has adopted more confrontational positions toward Iran, the kingdom's longtime rival. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia Takes A Harder Line With Iran

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Steam rises from the stacks of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyo., in March 2014. Jim Urquhart/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Using Technology To Keep Carbon Emissions In Check

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A Lyft "glowstache" rests on a dashboard of a car at the company's San Francisco headquarters. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

Lyft, GM Teaming Up To Create Fleet Of Driverless Cars

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Lyft, GM Teaming Up To Create Fleet Of Driverless Cars

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Police use water cannons to block South Korean protesters following a large rally against the government in downtown Seoul on Nov. 14. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

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Cheryl Woolnough, director of training at Patriot PAWS in Rockwall, Texas, works with Papi, a Labrador retriever. Lauren Silverman/KERA News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Veterans Say Trained Dogs Help With PTSD, But The VA Won't Pay

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Veterans Say Trained Dogs Help With PTSD, But The VA Won't Pay

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