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Kidnapped In Yemen: A Former Diplomat Shares His Story

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:40pm

Is the U.S. no-negotiation policy correct? A former diplomat who has been a hostage and a negotiator says yes.

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Lee Ann Womack, 'The Way I'm Livin" (Live)

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:37pm

Watch the country star perform the title track from her latest album live in the studio.

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McDonald's Tries To Put The Brakes On Steep Decline

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:35pm

The fast food chain reports its U.S. sales fell 4.6 percent last month compared to a year ago — more than double what analysts expected.

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Reporter In Kabul Wins Award For Courage In Journalism

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:34pm

Rolling Stone's Matthieu Aikins reported on this year's opium harvest — the biggest in Afghanistan's history. He also talks about traveling with a rescue crew in Syria and a Shia militia in Iraq.

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'Ebola Must Go' — And So Must Prejudice Against Survivors

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:28pm

Liberia has started a campaign to get communities more involved in stopping Ebola. But even in the town handpicked to launch the campaign, a family of survivors has been ostracized.

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The Growth Of Streaming TV

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:20pm

People are watching a lot less traditional broadcast television. But TV sets were the most popular tech purchase this Black Friday.

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Obama Health Adviser Apologizes For 'Glib' Remarks

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:12pm

Jonathan Gruber said he was "inexcusably arrogant" when he credited "the stupidity of the American voter" with the passage of the health law.

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Obama Meets Colbert: Six Unbuttoned Moments

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:05pm

President Obama briefly hosted comedian Stephen Colbert's show Monday, declaring, "How hard can this be?"

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