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Lawmaker Says U.S. Must Go Beyond Sanctions With Russia

After Russia took over Crimea last month, the U.S. passed economic sanctions against Russia. But Republican Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says that is not good enough.
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Putin Could Send Europe Scrambling For Energy Sources

As Russian President Putin threatens to disrupt Europe's natural gas supplies, energy expert Jonathan Stern tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the continent has no short-term alternative to Russian gas.
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French Firms Tell Workers To Unplug After Hours. World Is Jealous

In France, some companies are making an effort to limit off-the-clock emails between workers, telling them to "disconnect from remote communications tools" for no less than 13 hours a day.
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Armed Pro-Russian Men Hold Police Station In Eastern Ukraine

In Ukraine, special forces are trying to take back the city of Slovyansk from encroaching pro-Russian militants. Correspondent Ari Shapiro gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.
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Pray Or Prey? Cameroon's Pentecostal Churches Face Crackdown

Hundreds of Pentecostal churches have cropped up in Cameroon in the past decade. Now, the government is shutting some down, targeting churches that it says take advantage of poor, desperate people.
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With Crimean Borders In Dispute, Google Maps Has It Both Ways

In most of the world, the region is included in Russia with a dotted line. Viewed in Russia, the line is solid. Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with John Gravois about the issues with mapping borders.
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Ukrainian Cities In Turmoil Over Russian Connection

Guest Host Tess Vigeland talks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about the latest protests in eastern Ukraine. Julia Ioffe of The New Republic explains why Russia's power plays for influence in eastern Ukraine may stop short of outright invasion.
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In Australia, A Minute Of Silence Is Being Sold To Help Vets

Before you start thinking things are too noisy Down Under, know this: The Minute of Silence was recorded as veterans of Australia's military stood by, in honor of their fallen comrades.
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Google Maps Displays Crimean Border Differently In Russia, U.S.

In Russia, Google Maps now shows the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russian territory. The service shows a different image on browsers in the U.S.
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Between Friends, Family And Country, Ukrainian Police Lie Low

As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.

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