President Obama's veto threat against a proposed deal between top Senate Democrats and House Republicans has stalled progress on renewing an expired package of tax breaks. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Veto Threat Puts Tax Break Package Back At Square One

President Obama and many congressional Democrats object to making tax breaks for businesses permanent while allowing larger credits for the poor and middle class to lapse

Swedish endurance athlete Mikael Lindnord managed to get Arthur, a dog his team befriended in Ecuador, to come home with him. Krister Goransson/Peak Performance hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Stray Dog Follows Athletes Through Mud And Water, Melting Hearts

After a stray dog met a team of Swedish adventure athletes in Ecuador, he ran for miles through rough terrain and swam to keep up, eventually forcing his way onto the team. Now Arthur the dog is famous — and it all started with a meatball.

An apiary on the outskirts of Chengdu, China produces about 440 pounds of honey a day. American honey importers say they suspect the uptick in honey coming from Turkey actually originated in China. Liu Jin /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Why American Honey Importers Are Wary Of 'Turkish' Honey

American honey importers say they've noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.

A woman waits for customers at a street market where she sells shoes in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil and other Latin American economies have prospered by selling commodities and low-tech goods. But now many economies are struggling, and some point to the region's lack of high-tech and other cutting edge industries. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

A Warning For Latin America's Faltering Economies: 'Innovate Or Die' WLRN

Latin economies thrived when prices for raw commodities soared. But with those prices down sharply, the region is hurting due to a lack of high-tech and other cutting-edge industries.

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On Lumley Beach, after day trippers have headed home, prostitutes look for customers along a 100-yard stretch of road near some of the nicer hotels as well as near the bars and restaurants along the beachfront. Simon Akam/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Hissing And Sighing: The Lament Of Sex Workers In Sierra Leone

Ebola has made it harder for the prostitutes who issue a come-hither "hiss" along Lumley Beach. Customers are hard to find, pay is down, and, like everyone, the women are scared of the deadly virus.

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