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Super committee failure sparks blame game

We count the political cost of the US "super committee" breakdown. Who in Washington will be the biggest losers from the failure to strike a deal? Meanwhile in Brazil, a "Truth Commission" has been set up to help heal the wounds of crimes committed during the military dictatorship. Finally, we look at how prisoners are chipping in to the rush to get ready for the football World Cup in Brazil.

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2014-09-18 Canada

US strategy to combat the Islamic State group

Barack Obama was elected on a promise to get the US out of Iraq. But the rise of the Islamic State Organisation is forcing him to rethink that decision. As the US president heads...

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2014-09-10 corruption

When the American dream becomes a nightmare

Braving an outcry from Latino voters, Barack Obama has delayed immigration reform which could change the lives of millions of undocumented workers in the US. Next, Brazilian...

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2014-09-03 USA

Obama under pressure over Syria strategy

This week, as a second American journalist is beheaded by Islamic militants, Barack Obama comes under increasing pressure to figure out his strategy on Syria and Iraq. Next,...

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2014-08-28 immigration

US journalist Peter Theo Curtis freed in Syria

This week, after 22 months of captivity in Syria, reporter Peter Theo Curtis has returned home to the US. Next, Ferguson, Missouri says its final farewell to Michael Brown....

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2014-08-20 USA

Ferguson riots: Pressure mounts on Obama

The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri has unveiled deep-seated racial tensions in the US, and pressure is mounting on President Obama. Next, in northern...

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