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Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup

That tasty cup of java from your favorite gourmet coffee shop began life on a farm thousands of miles away. Farmers who cater to the specialty coffee market compete on quality. And some use the higher prices their beans fetch to reinvest in their businesses and improve conditions for workers.
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For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends On Right 'Bride Price'

China's one-child only policy and historic preference for boys has led to a surplus of marriageable Chinese men. Young women are holding out for better apartments, cars and the like from potential spouses. And prospective in-laws are socking away savings to try to appeal to a future daughter-in-law.
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EU Lifts Most Myanmar Sanctions

In a statement issued in Luxembourg by the bloc's Foreign Affairs Council, the EU said the arms embargo on the country will remain in place. Human Rights Watch criticized the decision to lift sanctions.
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Arraignment Of Boston Bombing Suspect Start Of Long Legal Path

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged today in his hospital room, is eligible for the death penalty.
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Canada Charges Two In Plot To Attack Train Line With Al-Qaida's Help

Canadian authorities have disrupted an alleged plot to derail a passenger train line near Toronto, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced Monday. The two accused, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, are charged with "conspiring to murder" in an act linked to a terrorist group. The authorities say the suspects are not connected to last week's attack on the Boston Marathon.
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

A conversation with Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank about his plans to reduce extreme poverty by 2030 and address the effects of climate change in the world's poorest nations.

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After Boston Bombing, A New Focus On Chechnya

The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were ethnically Chechen. The central Asian region of Chechnya has a troubled history. It has also seen some of that region's most notorious terrorist incidents in recent memory. Host Michel Martin learns more from Alexey Malashenko of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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