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Official World Cup Theme Criticized As Dull

Brazil plays host to the World Cup and many Brazilians hate the theme for the soccer tournament. They're baffled that the song features the Cuban-American singer Pitbull and Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez.
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Egyptians Vote Monday And Tuesday For Next President

Former military chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi is the heavy favorite to win. His only rival is leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, who placed a strong third in the last presidential election held in 2012.
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Mobile Internet Comes To Africa In A Big Way

Young people are driving the change using their phones to text, listen to music — even watching high-resolution videos. Silicon Valley has noticed and sees a big opportunity.
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Ukrainians Choose Billionaire Businessman As Next President

A chocolate-maker is the projected winner in Ukraine's presidential election. Ukrainians chose businessman and former Cabinet minister Petro Poroshenko to run the country at a critical moment.
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Obama Wants At Least A Small Troop Presence In Afghanistan

President Obama made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Sunday — his first since 2012. Since that time, U.S. troop levels there have been cut by about two-thirds.
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Mexico City's Campaign To Encourage Breast-Feeding Backfires

Breast-feeding rates in Mexico are among the lowest in Latin America. But a campaign to encourage the practice featured topless actresses, drawing sharp criticism from some women's groups.
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Assessing The State Of Human Rights In Iran

Six Iranians were arrested for a video they posted to YouTube of dancing to the hit song, "Happy." It is the latest sign of the power struggle between the hardliners in the government and the President Hassan Rouhani. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
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Obama Addresses Troops In Afghanistan On Eve Of Memorial Day

President Obama made a surprise visit Sunday to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The president addressed troops, thanking them for their service on the eve of Memorial Day. White House correspondent Scott Horsley is traveling with the president and joins NPR's Arun Rath.
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'Chocolate King' Wins In Ukraine, Presidential Exit Polls Show

Ukraine held elections for a new president Sunday, hoping for a return to stability and peace. But armed separatists disrupted voting in the east of the country.
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Billionaire Poroshenko Claims Victory In Ukraine Election

Chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko was the overwhelming favorite for president, according to exit polls. Official results will not be known until Monday at earliest.

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