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    Turkey Shells US-Allied Kurds in Northern Syria

    Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed overnight Saturday artillery barrage and demanded YPG withdraw from Syrian border town of Azaz, vacate nearby air base Kurds seized last week from Syrian rebel forces


    Retiring Chief Justice Warren Burger, right, administers an oath to Antonin Scalia, as Scalia's wife Maureen holds the bible in the East Room of White House, Sept. 26, 1986.

    Leaving Scalia Replacement to 2017 Would Mean Unusually Long Vacancy

    History of high court shows Obama not in unique situation during final year of presidency

    Republican presidential candidates take the stage before the CBS News Republican presidential debate at the Peace Center, Feb. 13, 2016, in Greenville, S.C.

    US Republican Candidates Spar at South Carolina Debate

    National security and immigration plans debated ahead of South Carolina primary

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    Looking for an Unusual Valentine's Treat? Try the Chocolate Housei
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    February 12, 2016 9:39 PM
    Valentine's Day is around the corner, and Americans are searching for the sweetest gifts for their loved ones. Ariadne Budianto takes us to a place where chocolate-lovers can do just that.

    Looking for an Unusual Valentine's Treat? Try the Chocolate House

    For Valentine's Day, Americans are searching for the sweetest gifts for their loved ones. Ariadne Budianto takes us to a place where chocolate-lovers can do just that.


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    Two-thirds of World Faces Water Shortagei
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    February 12, 2016 7:31 PM
    Four billion people — or two out of every three on the planet — do not have enough water to meet their basic needs. That is far greater than previously thought, according to a new study that presents a more accurate picture of the problem. As VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports, the findings will help policymakers and the public craft solutions to address the threat.
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    'Mother And Father Sold Me' -- Afghan Children Reveal 'Heartbreak' Of Human Traffickingi
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    RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
    February 12, 2016 2:03 PM
    They are young, vulnerable, and preyed upon by human traffickers. Each year dozens of children in Afghanistan are sold into slavery or even worse fates. Their families, usually very poor, hand them over to smugglers in exchange for the promise of cash. Some kids are even groomed as suicide bombers for the Taliban. RFE/RL spoke to two children who escaped from the clutches of the traffickers. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)

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