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The White House's African Leaders Summit

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

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As Flow Of Migrants Into Mexico Grows, So Do Claims Of Abuse

Like the U.S., Mexico is struggling with a surge in illegal migrants. Mexico criticizes how the U.S. treats its migrants. But it faces similar criticism from Central American migrants in Mexico.
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WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.
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As Ebola Outbreak Worsens, West Africa Turns To Quarantines

Leaders of the three African nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus met to discuss ways to fight the outbreak. With the situation deteriorating, it's likely more of the region will be quarantined.
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Out Of The Strings Of A Fiddle, The Melodies Of Cold, Craggy Isles

The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.
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Why Nicaragua's Not In The Conversation About Central American Migrants

Ari Shapiro talks to Tim Rogers, founder of The Nicaragua Dispatch, about why Nicaragua is not a player in the child migrant crisis.
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In Gaza, A Glimmer Of Hope For Cease-Fire Is Snuffed Out Early

Fighting in Gaza took an ominous turn Friday, as a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire fell apart within 90 minutes and the Israeli military announced its belief that one of its soldiers was captured by Hamas militants.
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As Evangelical Clout Grows, Brazil May Face New Culture Wars

The nation's political campaigns are in full swing, and evangelical Christians play an increasingly large role. Some Brazilians worry that U.S.-style battles over social issues may be on the way.
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How Cultures Move Across Continents

Researchers have mapped the travels of 150,000 artists, politicians and religious leaders over the past 2,000 years. The videos reveal how cultural achievements ebb and flow across the U.S and Europe.
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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

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