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3 Ecuadorean Journalists Killed

Apr 15, 2018

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Now to South America, where a peace treaty in Colombia may have had some tragic side effects in neighboring Ecuador. Two Ecuadorian journalists and their driver who were kidnapped last month by former Colombian guerrillas have been killed. Reporter John Otis has more.

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Rep. Tom Cole On Airstrikes

Apr 15, 2018

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Deported Veteran Becomes U.S. Citizen

Apr 15, 2018

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At least 300 U.S. military veterans who are not U.S. citizens have been deported after committing crimes. That's according to activist groups. But Friday, one was allowed to return. Jean Guerrero of KPBS Fronteras reports.

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View From Damascus

Apr 14, 2018

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Pleased now to be joined by Seth Doane of CBS News, who's in Damascus. Seth, thanks so much for being with us.

SETH DOANE: Thanks for having me. It has been a busy couple of hours here, as you've seen.

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