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What Would A Cease-Fire In Syria Mean For Russian Airstrikes?

A plan has been announced for a cessation of fighting in Syria in one week's time. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Staffan de Mistura, the U.N. special envoy for Syria, about what the pause would mean.

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Swedish Police Officer Docked For Slacking Off On Friday

A Swedish cop chose not to arrest a driver suspected of smuggling alcohol across the border. "It's Friday afternoon," he told his superiors "and we have not intended to work late."

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Kanye West Gives Models Detailed Instructions

Kanye West was busy premiering his album, video game and fashion line. Models were busy too. Before the show he gave them instructions — 38 to be exact. For example, don't ever look at the Jumbotron.

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Marvel's New Superhero Movie 'Deadpool' Receives R Rating

Mary Louise Kelly talks to MTV pop culture writer Crystal Bell about the new movie Deadpool, and how it reaches an audience unusual for comic book films.

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Why The Contradiction? Stocks Fall While Unemployment Claims Are Down

David Greene talks to economist Mohamed El-Erian, chairman of President Obama's Global Development Council, about recent turmoil in the stock market despite good employment numbers.

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As Black Holes Collide, Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves

Scientists have seen gravitational ripples from two black holes colliding. The discovery is the culmination of decades of work. Albert Einstein first predicted such ripples should exist a century ago.

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Major Powers Agree To Implement A Cease-Fire In Syria

Foreign ministers — including the U.S. and Russia — meeting in Munich agreed to "accelerate" the delivery of humanitarian aid this week to Syria. They also agreed a cease-fire would begin in one week.

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'Strategic Patience' Pays Off For FBI During Wildlife Refuge Occupation

Court documents and an NPR interview with one of the arrested occupiers tell a story of federal agents biding their time, collecting evidence against the group occupying the refuge in Oregon.

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Industrial Park Is A Pawn In Korea Relations

Tensions between North and South Korea over the North's nuclear and missile tests shut down a joint industrial park. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Anna Fifield of The Washington Post.

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Don't Be A Stupid Cupid! Hear How Not To Buy A Selfish Valentine's Day Gift

Social scientists have been studying Valentine's Day gifts, and research shows: The more you love someone, the more likely you might be to give selfish gifts.

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Sanders, Clinton Take The Stage In Milwaukee For Their 6th Debate

After Bernie Sanders' N.H.primary win, he was reaching out to minority voters who make up a larger segment of the electorate in upcoming contests. Hillary Clinton was trying to regain her footing.

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The World Has Become A Bit Dull To News From Syria, Miliband Says

A preliminary deal is reached for a cease-fire in Syria that's cost thousands of lives and sparked a refugee crisis. David Greene talks to David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee.

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As Questions Swirl, Italy Mourns Death Of Italian Student In Cairo

A funeral is being held Friday in Italy for Giulio Regeni, a doctoral student allegedly tortured and killed in Egypt. Thousands have demanded an independent probe into Regeni's death.

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Even Seizures Can't Slow This Sixth-Grader: 'Nothing Can Stop Me!'

Last year, seizures forced Benny out of school. This year, he's back in class, with bigger things on his mind: "I finally realized, there's a galaxy of experiences."

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In Iran, A Poet's 700-Year-Old Verses Still Set Hearts Aflame

The 14th century Persian poet Hafez remains venerated in Iran, even though he wrote of wine, romance and other topics not necessarily welcome in today's Islamic Republic.

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How Bernie Sanders' Wall Street Tax Would Work

His proposed "speculation tax" — a small levy on every stock, bond or derivative sold in the U.S. — would fund higher education. Estimates of how much revenue it might raise vary greatly.

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