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In South Korea's Presidential Election, A Referendum On U.S. Relations

May 01, 2017
With their impeached president on trial for corruption, South Korean voters will decide how pro-U.S. her replacement should be — as President Trump and North Korea trade threats of war.
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Around the Nation

Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

Apr 20, 2017
New immigrants are projected to be the main driver of the U.S. workforce over the next 20 years. That trend is already playing out in Maine, which has an aging white population with a low birth rate.
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Parallels

As Iraqi Forces Encircle Mosul, ISIS Unleashes New Level Of Brutality On Civilians

Apr 18, 2017
More than 300,000 civilians are still trapped in northern Iraq's Mosul. ISIS has kept them there as human shields to prevent the U.S. and Iraq from launching airstrikes and mortars against them.
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Parallels

Amid U.S. Calls For Release, American Pastor Remains Behind Bars In Turkey

Apr 13, 2017
Andrew Brunson has been in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges, which his family says are "totally false." Vice President Pence has said the case is a high priority for the Trump administration.
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The Salt

A World Of Flavors In A Single Dish: How Jewish Food Spread Across The Globe

Apr 11, 2017
Cooking legend Joan Nathan documents the worldwide reach of Jewish food in her new book, King Solomon's Table. One example is haroset, a Passover staple that's been adapted to suit many local tastes.
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Parallels

In Syria, The News Of U.S. Missile Strike Is Greeted With Ambivalence

Apr 07, 2017
"Our feelings today are mixed between happiness and sadness," a Syrian woman tells NPR. "We're tired inside. We're tired of planes. We want to live a normal life."
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NPR Ed

Deported Students Find Challenges At School In Tijuana

Apr 03, 2017
More than half a million children born in the U.S. have ended up in Mexico because their parents were deported.
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World

In Germany, A Syrian Refugee Is Reunited With His Family

Mar 31, 2017
Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, who first spoke with NPR in 2015, has been living in Germany awaiting his wife and young children. After a 10-hour trek out of Syria, they were able to join him in January.
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Our Land

Amid Talk Of Tariffs, What Happens To Companies That Straddle The Border?

Mar 30, 2017
President Trump has called NAFTA a "catastrophe" and threatened to impose a border tax on Mexican imports. How does that impact produce companies with operations on both sides of the border?
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The Two-Way

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

Mar 28, 2017
South African freedom fighter Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada spent decades in jail with Nelson Mandela. His best friend later in life was one of his prison guards.
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All Tech Considered

In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

Mar 27, 2017
Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.
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Parallels

Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria

Mar 23, 2017
The U.S. considers deploying hundreds more American troops to Syria in the final phase of the war against ISIS — one that could reshape borders and relationships in the Middle East.
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Tillerson: Defeating ISIS 'No. 1 Goal' for U.S., But Others Should Do More

Mar 22, 2017
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is hosting officials from 68 countries to discuss how best to take on ISIS. "As a coalition we are not in the business of nation-building or reconstruction," he said.
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Europe

German City Accepts Karl Marx Statue From China, But Not Everyone's Happy

Mar 21, 2017
Trier, the birthplace of Karl Marx, will display the 20-foot bronze statue, a gift from the communist country. The city receives 150,000 Chinese tourists a year.
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All Tech Considered

Finding A Pedicure In China, Using Cutting-Edge Translation Apps

Mar 20, 2017
On a trip to China, NPR's Aarti Shahani took a detour in search of a pedicure, with help from some of the latest voice translation apps. These tools could radically change how you travel abroad.
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Europe

Early Results Show Dutch Reject Nationalist Candidate Geert Wilders

Mar 15, 2017
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte claims a parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, and his brand of ethno-nationalism.
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Goats and Soda

Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

Mar 14, 2017
The U.N. says Sudan — and three other countries — are the scene of catastrophic famine. What are the causes?
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Parallels

For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration

Mar 13, 2017
Refugees were seen as the answer to Germany's declining population and worker shortage. But the mood has darkened, and those refugees who reach Germany face long waits as they struggle to assimilate.
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Conflict

14-Year-Old Who Fled South Sudan: 'They're Killing Women, Children'

Mar 10, 2017
The fighting in South Sudan has intensified. In search of refuge, thousands are pouring into neighboring Uganda.
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Law

Hearing For Deputy Attorney General Nominee Focuses On Sessions, Russia

Mar 07, 2017
Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any possible investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia, Rod Rosenstein would have to pick up the task if confirmed.
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Parallels

In Moscow, New Barbershops Trim Away Old Notions Of Russian Masculinity

Mar 06, 2017
Until recently, Russia took a narrow view of masculinity. Real men weren't supposed to worry about hair or skincare. Now there's a barbershop boom in Moscow, and young men are trying different styles.
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Parallels

U.S. Ramps Up Its Fight Against Al-Qaida In Yemen

Mar 03, 2017
The U.S. military has been waging periodic drone strikes against al-Qaida in Yemen for years. A series of airstrikes and a ground raid have intensified the campaign over the past month.
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The Salt

What's The Environmental Footprint Of A Loaf Of Bread? Now We Know

Feb 27, 2017
New research calculates the greenhouse gas emissions involved in making bread, from wheat field to bakery. The vast majority of emissions come from one step in the process: farming.
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The Two-Way

VX: The Nerve Agent Used To Kill Kim Jong Nam Is Rare And Deadly

Feb 24, 2017
A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.
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Parallels

A U.S. Commander Works With Iraqi Forces To Fight 'Brutal Enemy' ISIS

Feb 23, 2017
As the war against ISIS enters a tough new phase, a visit with Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the senior American commander in Iraq, shows his coalition troops deeply involved in the fight.

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