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The View From Luxembourg, Where A 'Brexit' Is Unthinkable

Jun 20, 2016
As Britain prepares to vote on whether to leave the European Union, we take a look at the country with the highest per capita income of any EU nation. It has clearly benefited from EU membership.
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The Salt

How Canada Became A Greenhouse Superpower

Jun 16, 2016
Canada, despite its cold weather, ships more fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers to the U.S. than we send the other way. How? With the continent's largest cluster of greenhouses.
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Goats and Soda

Zika Infection Late In Pregnancy Carries Little Risk of Microcephaly

Jun 15, 2016
Scientists tracked nearly 600 pregnant women in Colombia, who were reportedly infected with Zika during their third trimester. None of these women gave birth to a baby with apparent problems.
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So You're Going To A Place With Zika? Here's What You Need To Know

Jun 10, 2016
The first question: Should you go at all? The next question: If you do go, how do you protect yourself?
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Saudi Arabia Dropped From List Of Those Harming Children; U.N. Cites Pressure

Jun 09, 2016
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon says he delisted Saudi Arabia because of threats to cut U.N. funding and "the very real prospect that millions of other children would suffer grievously" as a result.
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Ethiopia Stifles Dissent, While Giving Impression Of Tolerance, Critics Say

Jun 08, 2016
For authoritarian regimes, crushing all opposition can be bad for your reputation. Ethiopia's leaders have proven skilled at maintaining firm control while staging the ceremonies of democracy.
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As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro made a big push to provide security in its shantytowns. But some, which were touted as models, are again plagued by gang violence that has terrified residents.
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The Salt

Chef Eddie Huang On Cultural Identity And 'Intestine Sticky Rice Hot Dog'

May 27, 2016
Huang and his brothers, Evan and Emery, headed to China to reconnect with their culture, to eat lots and lots of food — and to cook. He's documented his travels in his new book, Double Cup Love.
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People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea

May 23, 2016
The crash last week of an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Paris to Cairo is not likely to help Egypt's battered tourism industry.
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'What Can You Say?' An Egyptian Man Mourns The Loss Of 4 Loved Ones

May 20, 2016
At mosques across Egypt, worshippers prayed on Friday for those killed when an EgyptAir plane plunged into the Mediterranean a day earlier. The cause of the crash still isn't known.
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The Two-Way

Stolen Letter From Columbus Found In The Library Of Congress And Returned To Italy

May 18, 2016
It was stolen from Florence, Italy, and replaced with a fake, which went unnoticed for two decades. Researchers have proved that a document found in the Library of Congress is the stolen letter.
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He Was Caught Trying To Join ISIS, Now He's In Jihadi Rehab

May 16, 2016
A Somali-American, who pleaded guilty to attempting to join the Islamic State, has been approved for America's first jihadi rehab program. His counselor explains the de-radicalization process.
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India's Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution

May 13, 2016
Indian cities are among the world's most polluted. And India is the third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide. If it finds a sustainable way to develop, it could be a template for the rest of the world.
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Goats and Soda

As War Dangers Multiply, Doctors Without Borders Struggles To Adapt

May 10, 2016
More airstrikes. More kidnappings. How will the medical aid group protect its workers, patients and hospitals in a more threatening world?
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Goats and Soda

Why The Villages Are Losing Their Young Men

May 05, 2016
The young people say 'Beugue tekki.' I want to become someone. That's a key reason that hundreds of men from Senegal head for Europe despite the risks.
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Goats and Soda

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

May 03, 2016
The money was part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It went to sex ed classes and public health messages in Africa. Effective or not? A new study offers a clear verdict.
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The Two-Way

3 Strange Worlds Circling A Cool Star Might Be Prime Spots To Support Life

May 02, 2016
Scientists say each of these planets has one searingly hot side that's always facing the star and one frigidly cold side that's always facing away. But the regions in between might be cozy.
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The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore

Apr 26, 2016
A new report says 5 billion people lack access to even the most basic surgical care. Why is surgery ignored in the global health landscape?
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From Boko Haram Captive To U.S. College Student

Apr 18, 2016
She was taken by the Nigerian extremist group when it seized more than 250 schoolgirls in 2014. She escaped in the forest, is now studying in the U.S. — and praying for friends still held captive.
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Goats and Soda

Stalking Poachers With High-Tech Cameras And Old-Fashioned Smarts

Apr 13, 2016
Infrared thermal cameras have revolutionized the way rangers can see into the dark. But sometimes, experience trumps.
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Morocco, Long A Stopover For African Migrants, Becomes A Destination

Apr 12, 2016
Morocco has done something extremely rare for the Arab world — granted legal status to many African migrants. But the migrants still face discrimination and steep cultural barriers.
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Goats and Soda

Ha ha HA Haha. The Sound Of Laughter Tells More Than You Think

Apr 11, 2016
Laughter turns out to be a universal language in more ways than we realize.
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The View From Mexico On Donald Trump

Apr 07, 2016
Mexico has reshuffled its top diplomats in the U.S. to counter what it says is rising anti-Mexican sentiment since Donald Trump detailed his plans to force Mexico to pay for a border wall.
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Spain Debates: Is It Time To Scrap The Siesta?

Apr 06, 2016
Spain's prime minister says it's time to end the mid-afternoon break and move to a more 9-to-5 workday. But many Spaniards say the siesta is an outdated stereotype that's no longer part of daily life.
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In Gaza, A Few New, Shiny Homes Rise Amid The Rubble

Apr 05, 2016
There's now limited reconstruction in the territory that was badly damaged in the 2014 war with Israel. But it's very uneven, depending on factors like whether money comes from Qatar or Kuwait.

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