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Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.

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Israel Justice Minister: U.S. Shouldn't Give Up On Palestinian Peace Process

Robert Siegel speaks with Tzipi Livni, the Israeli Minister of Justice and the country's chief negotiator with the Palestinians, about the future of the failed peace process.

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Hong Kong's Protest Umbrellas Have A Deep Political History

Umbrellas have become the symbol of the Hong Kong protests. But it turns out they were a political liability that symbolized appeasement and weakness for much of the 20th century.

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How One Chauffeur Took Down A Corrupt Brazilian Politician

Antonio Cavalcante helped get a candidate for governor barred after showing that the politician had embezzled millions of dollars while he was a state legislator.

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Hong Kong Students Make Personal, Professional Sacrifices To Protest

The students have appeared as the vanguard of the ongoing pro-democracy protests. On Tuesday, student groups announced they will boycott classes until the government addresses their demands.

'Human Flesh' Burger Is A Treat To Tempt The Walking Dead

In a stunt to promote the next season of the hit zombie show The Walking Dead, London chefs have concocted a burger inspired by human flesh. They're giving them away Tuesday at a pop-up restaurant.

WATCH: Container Ships Collide In Suez Canal

The two vessels, one flagged in Germany and the other in Singapore, come together after one appears to lose rudder control.

Aral Sea's Eastern Basin Has Dried Out, NASA Photos Show

"For the first time in modern history, the eastern basin of the South Aral Sea has completely dried," NASA says, citing satellite photos from 2000 and 2014.

Doggone It, The World Can Wipe Out Rabies

Rabies kills tens of thousands of people each year. Now scientists are hoping to mount a final siege against the virus globally. The trick? Getting all of our four-legged friends in for a shot.

Afghanistan Signs Deal Allowing 10,000 U.S. Troops To Remain

The Bilateral Security Agreement, approved by newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani, will keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan past the end of the year.

A Clarion Call For Democracy In Hong Kong

October 1, 2014
Pro-democracy protesters hold umbrellas under heavy rain in a main street near the government headquarters in Hong Kong late Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The protesters demanded that Hong Kong's top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not, after he said China would not budge in its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP)

China, democracy and Hong Kong. They’re in the streets in Hong Kong with their “Umbrella Revolution.” What now?

Iraqi Forces Stop ISIS Advance On Baghdad

September 30, 2014
Iraqi security forces stand guard in the holy city of Najaf, on September 30, 2014. The holy Shiite city of Najaf has gained prominence as a centre of political and military power since the start of a crisis that has raised the spectre of Iraq breaking up along sectarian and ethnic lines. (Haidar Hamdan/AFP/Getty Images)

The BBC’s Lyse Doucet reports from Iraq, where Iraqi forces, assisted by international air strikes, have apparently stopped the latest advance by ISIS on Baghdad.

Transcript: Sexual Violence Under ISIS Control

September 30, 2014
An elderly Kurdish woman looks around as Syrian refugees arrive at the Turkey-Syria border near Suruc, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. (AP)

A transcript from our September 25, 2014 conversation on the Islamic State and sexual violence.

Hong Kong Protests Could Expand

September 30, 2014
Protesters sing songs and wave their cell phones in the air outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on September 30, 2014. Thousands of pro democracy supporters continue to occupy the streets surrounding Hong Kong's Financial district despite authorities demanding they withdraw. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Protesters say they could expand their demonstration to include labor strikes or occupation of government buildings if their demands aren’t met.

New President Takes Office In Afghanistan

September 29, 2014
Newly-sworn in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (R) administers the oath to Abdullah Abdullah (L) as Afghanistan's new Chief Executive during the swearing in ceremony for the country's new president on September 29, 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in today as Afghanistan’s new president, in the countrys first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

Thousands Protest For Free Elections In Hong Kong

September 29, 2014

Protestors want China to give them a free and fair vote when the former British colony holds its first-ever election for a leader in 2017.

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

September 29, 2014
Monarch butterflies pictured in Nebraska. (Jill Heemstra/Flickr)

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

Volcano Eruption Kills More Than Two Dozen In Japan

September 29, 2014
A military helicopter leaves a temporary landing site for a resque mission on Mount Ontake in Otaki, Nagano prefecture on September 29, 2014. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

A volcano about 125 miles west of Tokyo erupted without warning on Saturday. Rescue crews are hampered by toxic gases.

Aristotle And The Invention Of Science

September 29, 2014
A 1597 map of Lesbos / Mytilene, Greece by Giacomo Franco. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

How Aristotle invented science. The great ancient Greek, and life on Earth.

Hong Kong Police Use Tear Gas To Clear Protesters

September 28, 2014
Riot police launch tear gas into the crowd as thousands of protesters surround the government headquarters in Hong Kong Sunday. (Wally Santana/AP)

Hong Kong police used tear gas on Sunday to try to clear thousands of pro-democracy protesters who had gathered outside government headquarters in a challenge to Beijing over its decision to restrict democratic reforms for the city.

Ebola Causing ‘Collapse Of The Health Care System’ In West Africa, Boston Doctor Says

September 26, 2014

Boston-based Partners In Health is helping try to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Mass. Doctor Cleared Of Ebola Returns Home

September 26, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra, the Holden doctor who contracted Ebola while working on a medical mission in Liberia, returned home this week after three weeks of treatment in Nebraska.

Business Roundup: From Stocks To The Dollar

September 26, 2014
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on September 25, 2014 in New York City. US stocks saw their biggest downturn since July. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

U.S. stocks posted their biggest one-day drop since late July, amid concerns about global growth.

British Parliament Authorizes Military Involvement In Iraq

September 26, 2014
Protesters hold placards which read "Don't Bomb Iraq" outside the Houses of Parliament where lawmakers are expected to vote in favour of joining air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in central London on 26 September, 2014. (Justin Tallis/ AFP)

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly to engage militarily. Belgium and Denmark have also joined the effort.

The Super Bowl Of Australian Football

September 26, 2014
Lewis Jetta of the Swans in action during the 2014 AFL Round 23 match between the Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on August 30, 2014. (Courtesy Anthony Pearse/AFL Media)

The Grand Final is the Super Bowl of Australian football and it will take place tomorrow. A primer for the uninitiated.

Indian Prime Minister Visits US On Heels Of Mars Success

September 26, 2014
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes his first visit to the U.S. as India becomes the first Asian nation to reach Mars. Pictured, Indian staff from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) celebrate in Bangalore after the Mars Orbiter Spacecraft (MoM) successfully entered the Mars orbit on September 24, 2014.(Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

India’ new prime minister begins his first trip to the United States today, just days after an Indian space vehicle successfully reaches Mars.

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