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9:57 am
Mon March 16, 2015

After 'Monster' Storm Hits Vanuatu, Leader Pleads For Aid

Resident Uwen Garae stands in his home damaged by Cyclone Pam in Port Vila, the capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, Monday. The storm destroyed homes, smashed boats and washed away roads and bridges as it struck late on Friday and into Saturday.
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Officials in Vanuatu are still assessing damage from what President Baldwin Lonsdale says was "a monster" — Cyclone Pam, a strong storm that hit the small nation in the South Pacific with winds that damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital, Lonsdale says.

"This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster," he said. "It's a setback for the government and for the people of Vanuatu. After all the development that has taken place, all this development has been wiped out."

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The Two-Way
8:37 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Russia's Putin: 'Life Would Be Too Dull Without Rumors'

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, arrive for a meeting Monday at the Constantine Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 11:52 am

Making his first verified public appearance in more than a week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the conspiracy rumors that were whipped up in his absence were silly. Putin appeared Monday with Kyrgyzstan's president in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Sports
5:04 am
Mon March 16, 2015

A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:08 am

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Television
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Documentary Makers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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Politics
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Politics Roundup: A Balancing Act For 2016

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 5:08 am

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Europe
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

British Teens On Their Way To Syria Are Returned Home

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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Europe
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

In Eastern Ukraine, A Cease-Fire In Name Only

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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Europe
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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U.S.
4:55 am
Mon March 16, 2015

In Hawaii, A WWII Internment Camp Named National Monument

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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Middle East
4:26 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Arab States And Iran's Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 6:50 am

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