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Turkey And The EU Strike Controversial Migration Deal In Brussels

The European Union and Turkey have reached agreement on a plan aimed at stemming the massive flow of people into Europe. It likely will impact the fates of tens of thousands of migrants and refugees.
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Afghanistan Show Aims To Fix City Problems

"Cleaning Your City" is a radio show in Afghanistan where the hosts field complaints from citizens, and call people in power to fix the problems. NPR's Melissa Block talks to co-host Massood Sanjer.
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Humanitarian Fears Grow After Balkan Nations Shut Borders To Migrants

The closures by Macedonia, Slovenia and other countries have effectively cut off the main migrant route to northern Europe. That's drawing criticism from rights advocates and Germany's Angela Merkel.
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Feeling Unwanted In Germany, Some Afghan Migrants Head Home

Some 150,000 Afghan migrants arrived in Germany last year. But the Germans estimate more than half won't qualify for asylum. A small number have turned around and headed home.
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As Migrants Flow In, Sweden Begins To Rethink Its Open-Door Policy

Sweden has taken in more asylum seekers per capita than any other European country — including 35,000 unaccompanied minors in 2015. But not everyone in Sweden wants to keep the doors open.
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Fleeing Alone, Some Migrant Kids Find Foster Homes In Sweden

Sweden took in a record number of asylum seekers last year, among them 35,000 children who arrived without their parents. The luckiest are in foster care with Swedish families.
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Obama Presents Navy SEAL Edward Byers, Jr. With Medal Of Honor

In a White House ceremony, Navy SEAL Edward C. Byers, Jr. is receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions in a 2012 rescue operation in Afghanistan. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Sean Naylor, who wrote the book Relentless Strike, about the Joint Special Operations Command.
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Afghanistan Remains Profoundly Corrupt After U.S. Invasion, Report Finds

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Sayed Ikram Afzali, executive director of Integrity Watch Afghanistan, about the report released Wednesday about the corruption in Afghanistan and how it contributes to violent conflicts there.
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Afghanistan's Real-Life Romeo And Juliet

Rachel Martin speaks with Rod Nordland about his new book, "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet," the true story of a love affair between a boy and a girl of different backgrounds.
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How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode

In rare but tricky cases, disposing of an explosive device requires removing it safely from a living person. Military doctors have ways to minimize the risks, but there's no way to eliminate them.

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