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Search For Malaysian Jet Turns Its Focus To The Crew

The mystery of flight MH370 deepens, with police now investigating those on board. Malaysian police have confirmed that the homes of all the jetliner's crew have been searched.
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Which Place Is More Sexist, The Middle East Or Latin America?

NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has lived and worked in both regions and says there's plenty of sexism to go around, though it comes in different forms.
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Crimeans Vote On Splitting From Ukraine To Join Russia

Voters are expected to favor secession. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will respect the voters' decision, but annexation could trigger tough sanctions.
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Reflecting On 3-Year Syrian War: 'There But For The Grace Of God'

Saturday is the three-year anniversary of the war in Syria. Nigel Timmins of Oxfam talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the humanitarian crisis there and the Syrian people he has met.
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Working Without Pay A Reality For Much Of Greece's Labor Force

Nikos Aivatzidis hasn't been paid since 2012 because his employer is in a dispute with the debt-ridden government. But he's afraid that if he stops working, he'll lose decades' worth of severance pay.
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Ukrainians Scramble For Information Ahead Of Crimean Vote

On the eve of the referendum in Crimea, Ukrainians are reportedly nervous about what will happen after Sunday's vote. Correspondent Eleanor Beardsley talks with NPR's Arun Rath about the mood in Kiev.
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When Loved Ones Go Missing, Ambiguity Can Hold Grief Captive

As families of those on the missing jetliner struggle to get answers, one grief counselor says moving forward requires accepting the unknown. But right now, she says, they're in survival mode.
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Did The Malaysian Airliner Land? Here Are Possible Runways

Experts say it isn't likely to have landed. But with the mystery persisting, a look for runways that could have received flight MH370 finds more than 600 candidates.
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What Are The Rules For Changing A Country's Borders?

Drawing borders feels like an anachronism that was the domain of 19th-century diplomats, but Crimea shows that national boundaries still aren't considered fixed in many parts of the world.
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Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.

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