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UNESCO Admits Palestine, May Lose U.S. Aid Money

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UNESCO votes to admit Palestine, ensuring a cutoff of U.S. aid to the U.N. organization. The U.S. and Israel have also warned that the action could harm the Middle East peace process.
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From Medical Maggots To Stench Soup, 'Grunt' Explores The Science Of Warfare

When it comes to curiosity, science writer Mary Roach describes herself as someone who is "very out there." Her new book, Grunt, looks at some scientific developments that help keep soldiers safe.
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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.
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Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

Donald Trump continues to face lawsuits over his for-profit education company, Trump University. Trump accused federal judge Gonzalo Curiel of bias in one case, and said the judge, who is from Indiana, "happens to be, we believe, Mexican." NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Washington Post political reporter Tom Hamburger about the case.
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Young Hackers In Molenbeek Work To Boost Brussels District's Reputation

A social entrepreneur in Brussels is encouraging computer geeks in the Molenbeek neighborhood to change the district's reputation from a hotbed of terrorism to a source of technical innovation — and the results so far have been remarkable.

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