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The Comeback Of Polio Is A Public Health Emergency

The paralyzing virus had seemed on the verge of disappearing. But this year cases are being reported in 10 countries. The World Health Organization has responded with strict vaccination rules.
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Sinn Fein Leader's Questioning Dredges Memories Of 'Troubles'

Gerry Adams, a leader of Sinn Fein, was questioned in Northern Ireland in connection with an infamous murder 42 years ago. The investigation threatens to impact the fragile peace agreement there.
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In Venezuela Protests, Report Condemns Police's 'Pattern Of Abuse'

A Human Rights Watch report documents brutal force used by Venezuelan security forces against peaceful demonstrators — including beatings, shootings and, in some cases, torture. The report also shows how security forces work in cahoots with pro-government armed gangs, calling the abuses the worst they have seen in years.
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Extremist Group Claims Credit For Mass Kidnapping In Nigeria

Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram claimed credit for abducting more than 200 schoolgirls. The girls remain missing, and parents are pressing the government to find and bring them home.
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Weeks Into Search Efforts, Can Other Countries Help Nigeria?

For more on the effort to rescue the abducted Nigerian girls, Melissa Block speaks with Richard Downie, the deputy director of the Africa Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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Boats Carrying Migrants Capsize Off Greece; At Least 22 Dead

The two boats, one a 6-foot dinghy, were carrying dozens of illegal migrants hoping to reach the Greek coast. Four of the dead are children.
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Iranian Activist Says Her Release Is A Gesture, Not A New Era

Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of Iran's most prominent human rights lawyers, says President Hassan Rouhani has opened a space for dissident voices, but the country is still a "big prison."
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Where Are The Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls?

More than 250 schoolgirls were seized by a radical Islamist group three weeks ago. The president is finally speaking publicly, but many Nigerians are outraged over what they see as a tepid response.
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#BringBackOurGirls Reaches Activists Around The World

Nigerians are turning to social media to demand the safe return of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls. Human rights activist Nicole Lee discusses how Twitter has helped keep the focus on the crisis.
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Nigerians Urge Leaders: Forget Politics, Find Our Girls Now

Nigerians are outraged that more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls still haven't been found. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton and journalist Chika Oduah give the latest developments.

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