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Is White House Doing Enough To 'Bring Back Our Girls'?

Host Michel Martin talks about the top political headlines with Republican strategist Ron Christie and 'Political Junkie' host Ken Rudin.
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Separatists Vote To Split From Ukraine; Russia 'Respects' Decision

The vote is illegitimate, Ukraine's leaders in Kiev and Western governments say. Separatist leaders say Sunday's referendum shows strong support for secession; recent surveys tell a different story.
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Kenny G. Closes Up Shops In China

The song "Going Home" by Kenny G. was an American hit in the 80s. The New York Times reports it has spread across China, where it's played at stores and markets to signal closing time is near.
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Boko Haram Says Video Shows Missing Nigerian Girls

The group that took more than 200 girls from a Nigerian school last month released what it says is a video of the girls, along with demands that the government release militants from prison.
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Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling

American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.
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Crackdown In Egypt Scares Off Presidential Candidates

There are only two candidates. The man likely to win is Abdel Fattah el Sisi, who led the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The candidate willing to go up against him is Hamdeen Sabahi.
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U.S. Won't Recognize Eastern Ukraine Vote On Independence

Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine wrapped up voting on Sunday in a controversial referendum over independence from the central government in Kiev. The vote has been rejected as illegitimate.
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Voting In India's Election Is Wrapping Up

Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. More than 500 million voters have cast ballots. The results of the election will be announced on Friday.
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Iran's President Gets Tepid Reception In First Year On The Job

The wave of expectations that marked Hassan Rouhani's rise to power has given way to impatience from his supporters and attacks from his critics.
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Eastern Ukraine Muddles Through Voting On Referendums

Separatists in the eastern Ukraine regions of Donetsk and Luhansk asked voters to take part in an unauthorized referendum Sunday on whether to make their region independent.

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