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Obama's Speech Included Historic Words

Jan 21, 2015
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And for some reaction to the president's speech, we're joined now by Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado. Good morning.

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Why Was Iran's President Riding The Subway?

Jan 20, 2015
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'Brownwashing', as it is called, isn't what one would expect.

Bacon Blamed For China's Smog Problem

Jan 19, 2015
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As diplomats trickled out into a frigid Geneva Sunday evening, descriptions of the talks trickled out with them. Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragchi refused to characterize the progress made so far.

"It's too soon to say if we are able to make any progress or not," Aragchi said. "We are still trying to bridge the gaps between the two sides. We try our best, and as I have always said, as diplomats we are always hopeful."

China's delegation had a one-on-one with the Iranians and negotiator Wang Qun was more positive about the talks.

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Hundreds of spectators and government officials watched as music and fanfare filled the People's Palace in Conakry, Guinea. Cheerleaders danced vigorously, waving pompoms and twirling on stage. The festive event on Saturday kicked off the government's newest campaign: zero Ebola cases in 60 days.

"Guineans talk too much. People resist even the idea that Ebola exists," said the prime minister, Mohamed Said Fofana, when he took the stage. "Why do we refuse to accept what others have accepted? We really must get a grip on the situation."

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Council member says recall isn't about what he's done, but rather a push for homeless encampments.

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After residents raise concerns, debate on the topic can be useful.

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Washtenaw County Water Resources Commission to determine the most efficient way to keep drainage operational.

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