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Amid Korean Tensions, Kerry To visit Seoul

There are expectations that North Korea might test fire a missile or missiles in the next few days in a gesture of defiance. U.S. and South Korean forces are on heightened alert, and relations with the North will be the prime topic of talks when Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul on Friday.
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How Hugo Chavez's Policies Affected Ordinary Venezuelans

Ahead of this weekend's election to elect a successor to the late President Hugo Chavez, Morning Edition visits a poor neighborhood which was a center of support for Chavez during his 14 years in power.
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Mon Dieu! Louvre Shuts For A Day Over Pickpockets

Striking workers say the pickpockets who operate inside the galleries have become increasingly aggressive.
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Hunger Strike At Guantanamo Prison

More than half the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike. Most of the inmates are still being held without charges. The unclear future of Guantanamo.

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Mexican Film Lampoons The Rich And Sparks National Discussion

A new Mexican film pokes fun at the cluelessness of the country's rich and shows the stark income gap in this country where 40 percent live in extreme poverty and is home to the richest man in the world.
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Venezuelan Candidates Campaign In Chavez's Long Shadow

Hugo Chavez won't be on the ballot in Sunday's presidential election, but in many ways he's still the dominant figure. Chavez's handpicked successor is favored over the opposition candidate, leading by double digits in some polls.

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