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In Israel, Some Wonder Where The Outrage Is Over U.S. Anti-Semitic Acts

Feb 22, 2017
Some Israelis criticize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for offering a less forceful response to anti-Semitic acts in the U.S. than elsewhere. Some say he wants to keep pressure off President Trump.
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The Salt

Why Ditching NAFTA Could Hurt America's Farmers More Than Mexico's

Feb 16, 2017
Trade in food between the U.S. and Mexico has exploded over the past 15 years. President Trump is talking about restricting that trade, but when it comes to food, such moves could backfire.
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Goats and Soda

Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome

Feb 15, 2017
For decades, scientists suspected that the parasite responsible for river blindness might be causing a rare form of epilepsy. Now they have evidence.
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Religion

Trump Reportedly Plans To Refocus Violent Extremism Initiative On Muslims

Feb 10, 2017
The Trump administration reportedly wants to refocus an Obama administration program on exclusively Islamic extremism. Muslim leaders and some counterterrorism experts say such a change may be unwise.
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Animals

Move Over Sheep, Doves Are Returning Home To Tiny Island Of Socorro

Jan 31, 2017
On an island where sheep, cats and mice thrive, the doves died off. But scientists have a plan to reintroduce the Socorro dove to its ancestral home.
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Religion

Trump Refugee Ban Clashes With Faith-Based Groups' Religious Missions

Jan 27, 2017
Six of the nine agencies that resettle refugees in the U.S. are religious groups. Their leaders say the president's decision to halt the refugee flow runs counter to their beliefs and ministry.
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The Salt

Spain's 'Robin Hood Restaurant' Charges The Rich And Feeds The Poor

Jan 24, 2017
As the country reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant, run by a Catholic priest, lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity — and style.
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Parallels

In West Bank, Witnesses To Conflict Are Using Video To Document What They See

Jan 23, 2017
This week, Israel will sentence a soldier convicted of killing a wounded Palestinian man last year in Hebron. A Palestinian shoemaker recorded a video of the shooting, which was shown at the trial.
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Parallels

Trump's Kindred Spirit, U.K.'s Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

Jan 19, 2017
Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.
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The Salt

As Venezuelans Go Hungry, The Military Is Trafficking In Food

Jan 09, 2017
Venture into the black markets and you'll find foods unavailable in the cheaper state-run grocery stores. The military isn't just running the markets — it's getting rich off them, an AP probe finds.
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Parallels

For French Law On Right To 'Disconnect,' Much Support — And A Few Doubts

Jan 03, 2017
Some companies in France have already recognized the need to reduce office intrusions into personal and family time. But others worry that the new law, which went into effect Jan. 1, may not work.
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Parallels

Next To The Original, France Replicates Prehistoric Cave Paintings

Jan 02, 2017
The public is barred from the cave paintings in Lascaux in order to preserve them. But a new museum has created an exact replica right next to the cave.
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National Security

Obama Expels 35 Diplomats, Imposes Retaliatory Sanctions Against Russia For Hacking

Dec 29, 2016
The Obama administration is expelling 35 Russian intelligence operatives and imposing sanctions on Russian intelligence services in response to Kremlin efforts to influence the presidential election.
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The Two-Way

Investigators Rule Out Explosion In Russian Plane Crash

Dec 29, 2016
Mechanical failure is speculated as the likely cause of the Christmas plane crash that killed 92, although not all officials are ready to dismiss terrorism as a motive.
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Goats and Soda

Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

Dec 28, 2016
A new study tries to find out what happens when girls in the developing world are on their period. And it's complicated.
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All Tech Considered

Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco Tech Jobs Are Moving To India

Dec 27, 2016
Companies in San Francisco pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers. But a public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending the jobs to a contractor in India.
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Parallels

For Global Investors, 'Uncertainty' Over Business Climate Under Trump

Dec 25, 2016
The U.S. has long enjoyed a solid reputation as a trustworthy place to do business. But President-elect Trump's potential conflicts of interest around the globe could challenge that reputation.
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Shots - Health News

To Fight Malaria, Scientists Try Genetic Engineering To Wipe Out Mosquitoes

Dec 14, 2016
A powerful genetic engineering technique holds promise for wiping out diseases and improving agriculture. But the species-altering approach stirs anxiety about unintended consequences.
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The Two-Way

Arctic Is Warming At 'Astonishing' Rates, Researchers Say

Dec 13, 2016
Scientists meeting in San Francisco issue their 2016 report card. "The Arctic as a whole is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet," one says, and it is getting progressively worse.
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The Salt

Carrageenan Backlash: Food Firms Are Ousting A Popular Additive

Dec 12, 2016
Food manufacturers are under pressure to replace carrageenan, an ingredient that's widely used in products — from protein drinks to sliced deli meat. The organic industry just moved to ban it.
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Parallels

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds With Cautionary Tales

Dec 06, 2016
Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: People think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.
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Parallels

Trump Gushes About Pakistan In Call With Its Prime Minister

Dec 01, 2016
The U.S. and Pakistan have had strained relations for years. But in a phone call between Donald Trump and Pakistan's leader, the president-elect was full of effusive praise.
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Parallels

Trump In Contact With Foreign Leaders, But State Department Phones Quiet

Nov 17, 2016
Trump's first meeting with a foreign leader, Japan's Shinzo Abe, comes during a week when he's been taking calls from leaders around the world — but hasn't asked for input from the State Department.
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Parallels

Trump Favors Moving U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem, Despite Backlash Fears

Nov 15, 2016
No U.S. administration has ever officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but Trump has promised to do so — and move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.
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The Two-Way

Why Seabirds Love To Gobble Plastic Floating In The Ocean

Nov 10, 2016
New evidence suggests that for a lot of birds, plastic actually smells like food. The reason for that involves a common kind of algae floating in the ocean and a "chemical scream."

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