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Opposing Protests Pull Eastern Ukraine In Two Directions

In eastern Ukraine, demonstrators supporting a unified Ukraine are rallying just blocks from where pro-Russian militants are occupying a government building.

Search Continues For Nearly 300 Missing In South Korea Ferry Accident

The search continues for survivors and answers in the South Korean ferry disaster. NPR's Anthony Kuhn offers details on the latest developments.

Why Israel Is Staying On The Sidelines In Ukraine Crisis

Israel has been largely silent about Russia's muscling in on Ukraine. The tiny country — with a Russian Jewish foreign minister — seems to want to preserve its good relations with Moscow.

On Russian Call-in Show, Putin Maintains Hard Line Against West

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won't have to move troops into Ukraine to protect the local Russian-speaking population, but he reserves the right to do so.

Chili Say What? Linguistics Help Pinpoint Pepper's Origins

It turns out the first chili peppers were grown by humans in eastern Mexico. And it's not the same region where beans and corn were first grown, according to new ways of evaluating evidence.
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"In The Light Of What We Know" by Zia Haider Rahman

We talk to Zia Haider Rahman about his debut novel, the ties between geography and literature and his career thus far, which has included time as a banker, international human rights attorney and now author.


Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

Fate Of Girls Abducted In Nigeria Now Uncertain

About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for. That claim is in dispute.