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France, Mexico Latest Nations Reportedly Spied On By U.S.

New documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden allege that the U.S. collected information from millions of French phone calls and tapped into the emails of Mexico's president. France has demanded an explanation.
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Headlines From Around The World

The headlines are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Monday's stories range from NSA spying in France to Mexico's soccer team.
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For The Ultimate Getaway, Why Not South Sudan?

You may not find South Sudan at the top of most dream destination lists, but the authors of a new travel guide say the young country, long isolated by a violent civil war, has much to offer tourists in search of wildlife, culture and natural beauty.
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'Captain Phillips': A First-Time Actor, Opposite Tom Hanks

Actor Barkhad Abdi plays the ruthless leader of Somali pirates in the film Captain Phillips. To train for the role, Abdi learned how to swim, handle weapons, drive a skiff — and act.
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To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

Some very mainstream scientists are saying that the climate change situation is so bad that saving life as we know it might require something radical: like shooting chemicals into the stratosphere or to protect earth from the sun or sucking carbon dioxide from out of the atmosphere.
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Climate Watcher Says He's Done With Flying

Meteorologist Eric Holthaus has made his career monitoring the Earth's climate, and he's alarmed at what he sees. After reading a new, bleak international report on climate change, Holthaus has decided one important way to reduce his carbon footprint is to give up airplane travel for good.
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What Glenn Greenwald Could Gain From New Media Venture

The journalist who broke the story about the U.S. government's surveillance program is leaving The Guardian to work with eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. The structure of media site is still unknown, but Greenwald has called the move a "once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity."
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Saudi Act Of Protest Stuns U.N., And Some Observers

The kingdom decided it will not take a two-year rotating seat on the United Nations Security Council, calling the body incapable of ending wars and resolving conflicts.
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You Have Questions About The NSA; We Have Answers

The revelations by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has raised many complicated issues. NPR's national security correspondent Tom Gjelten answers questions submitted by NPR listeners and readers.
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Chinatowns: A Little Bit Of Beijing, Wherever You Are

A recent story about the decline of the Chinatown in Kolkota, India, caught our eye. Sadly, some Chinatowns, such as those in Havana, have seen better days, but others are still thriving.

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