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3:42 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

A photo of the Abdelaziz sisters before their reality show aired.
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Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:00 pm

The Abdelaziz sisters live in a world of pretty artifice. Alice, Nadine and Farah answer the door in a flurry of hellos while their fluffball dog Stella barks and tinkles the bells on her tiny collar.

They usually live in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in a family home, but for the purposes of their new reality show, The Sisters, they reside in this apartment where green hillsides spill down from picture windows to the Mediterranean below.

"The view is amazing here," says Nadine, the middle sister. "And you see the weather today is sunny."

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The Salt
1:04 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Meet The Cool Beans Designed To Beat Climate Change

These beans, grown on test plots at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Colombia, can thrive in temperatures that cripple most conventional beans.
Courtesy of CIAT/Neil Palmer

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 5:16 pm

A planet that is warming at extraordinary speed may require extraordinary new food crops. The latest great agricultural hope is beans that can thrive in temperatures that cripple most conventional beans. They're now growing in test plots of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, or CIAT, in Colombia.

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Europe
12:40 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Germanwings Disaster Marks First Crash For The Budget Airliner

The airline operating the plane that crashed in the French Alps says the plane had been inspected and found safe Monday. Officials in the German town that lost 16 schoolchildren in the disaster say there will be no classes tomorrow, but children will be welcomed for counseling.

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The Two-Way
11:51 am
Wed March 25, 2015

U.S. Confirms It Is Supporting Saudi Military Operations In Yemen

People seek shelter amid gunfire at an army base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden on Wednesday.
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Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 7:00 am

Update at 2 a.m. ET Thursday: U.S. Confirms It Is Supporting Saudi Military Operations

In a statement late Wednesday night, National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said:

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The Two-Way
6:57 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Investigators Examine Mangled Voice Recorder From Doomed Flight

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:05 pm

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French investigators say they are examining the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, which crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people onboard.

Remi Jouti, head of France's bureau of investigations and analysis, said at a news conference that the orange voice recorder was found mangled, but viable.

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Iraq
6:36 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Baghdad Dials Back Expectations For A Timeline On Mosul Offensive

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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Asia
6:34 am
Wed March 25, 2015

2 Brothers In Rural China Beat The Odds; Practice Law In Shanghai

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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Europe
6:24 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Investigators Lack Answers In French Alps Plane Crash

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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5:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Plane's Steep Decline Confounds Crash Investigators

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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5:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Israelis Hope Obama-Netanyahu Rift Will Result In Change

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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