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Boko Haram Seizes Town That Is Home To Kidnapped Schoolgirls

The rebel group that abducted nearly 300 girls in April has captured the town where they were taken, dashing faint hopes that a cease-fire deal with the government could still be salvaged.

At A Tense Jerusalem Holy Site, Palestinians Stand Watch

With tensions rising over a sacred hilltop in Jerusalem, Muslims "defenders" say they are protecting the holy site against Jewish activists. But critics say this is just contributing to the friction.

Putin Gets Frosty Reception At G20 In Australia

President Obama and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper were among those who gave the Russian leader an earful over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.

Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Barred From Traveling To Beijing

Three student activists, including Alex Chow, were stopped at the airport as they sought to board a flight in hopes of meeting with Chinese leaders.

Court Rejects Challenge To Obamacare Rules On Contraceptives

At issue were regulations to accommodate religious nonprofits that object to including birth control in their health insurance plans. Catholic groups said the regulations don't go far enough.

They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

Brilliance In Bumps And Bruises, On Air And On Screen

New Jersey radio station WFMU prides itself on radically open programming like three hours of "Eleanor Rigby" covers. But as a new film shows, it can be tough to pay bills and maintain a mission.

Jane Byrne Dies: No Woman Has Led A Larger U.S. City

Her up-and-down relationship with the Daleys and their Democratic machine led her into and then out of the top office in Chicago. She was 81.

Gen. Dempsey Lands In Iraq As U.S. Presence Starts To Grow

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's visit comes as the U.S. prepares to deploy 1,500 military advisors to Iraq.

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