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The Two-Way
7:22 am
Thu March 5, 2015

North Korea: Attack On U.S. Ambassador Is 'Deserved Punishment'

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert leaves Sejong Center for Performing Arts in downtown Seoul, South Korea after the attack.
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North Korea is calling an attack on U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert by a knife-wielding political activist "deserved punishment" for America's joint military exercises with Seoul. Meanwhile, Lippert, who has received stitches to his face and undergone surgery on his arm after the assault, reports that he is "doing well."

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Parallels
6:51 am
Thu March 5, 2015

In Israel, A Vote To Choose A Leader And An Identity

Shoppers walk through a market in downtown Jerusalem last November, shortly before Israel's coalition government collapsed. As Israel prepares for elections on March 17, the diverse population has very different notions of what the country should look like.
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Israel's March 17 election is two years earlier than it should be, thanks to the collapse of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government in December. Contributing to the breakup was an impassioned debate over whether a stronger legal emphasis on the country's Jewish character would ultimately make Israel less democratic.

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Around the Nation
6:30 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Ohio House Votes To Make 'Hang On Sloopy' State's Rock Song

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The Two-Way
6:08 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, seen here at a UN event last March, has been criticized for using a private email account to conduct official business during her four years in the Obama administration.
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Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 6:09 am

Responding to concerns over her use of a personal email account to conduct official business while in office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she wants the public to have access to her emails. The State Department says it will review messages for possible release.

The issue rose to importance earlier this week, after it was revealed that during her entire tenure at the State Department, Clinton used a personal email account — a move that had kept the emails out of the government's control and circumvented archival practices.

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World
6:06 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Canadians Told To Stop Drawing Spock On $5

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 6:30 am

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