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In Rwanda, Human Rights Questions Persist Despite Peace

Mathilde Mukantabana, the Rwandan ambassador to the U.S., talks about her personal losses in the genocide of 1994, as well as the lasting legacy of the brutality and the country's response.
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Ukraine's Winter Of Discontent Gives Way To Spring Of Austerity

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to help Ukraine with a loan of more than $14 billion — in exchange for tough austerity measures. And Russia is threatening to raise Ukraine's gas prices.
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Mob In Ukraine Seizes Provincial Building, Declares Independence

Pro-Russian protesters stormed the building in the country's eastern city of Donetsk, proclaiming sovereignty from Kiev.
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Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

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How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere

FireChat connects users without a cellular network or the Internet. It uses technology, known as mesh networking, that could be scaled up to provide Internet access to disaster zones and remote areas.
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On Stand, A Weeping Pistorius Apologizes To Girlfriend's Family

An emotional Oscar Pistorius broke down soon after taking the witness stand at his murder trial Monday, saying he has nightmares about the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
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Signal 'Just Like' Emergency Beacon Detected In Search For Flight 370

Calling it the "most promising lead" so far, the leader of the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner says ships have again detected a signal used by "black box" beacons.
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Feathers Fly During International Pillow Fight Day

In New York City, people dressed as superheroes battled villains. Feathers flew in London, Paris, Bucharest and Berlin. In Vienna, one woman described being hit kind of hard in the face.
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Ceremonies Commemorate 20 Years Since Rwanda Genocide

The ethnic slaughter killed nearly a million people. The massacre was born of years of tension between the majority Hutu and minority Tutsi.
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Where Does Rwanda Go From Here?

Steve Inskeep talks to journalist Philip Gourevitch about Rwanda 20 years after the genocide. Gouorevitch is the author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families.

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