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Syrian War Spreads Tensions Into Neighboring Countries

Israel can't intervene without inflaming fundamentalist elements; Syrian refugees have cost Turkey about $2 billion so far; and the civil war has exacerbated political tensions inside Lebanon. Host Rachel Martin speaks with commentators from three of Syria's neighbors.
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All Things Considered Goes To Brazil

The country will host the World Cup next year for the first time since 1950. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered, about the launch of a series of stories from Brazil.
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Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below

After several years planning the difficult mission, scientists successfully drilled through Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. They were stunned by what they found, and worry global sea levels could be at risk.
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Breaking Down Chemical Weapons, One Fact At A Time

As the U.S. and Russia announce a deal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program, we take a step back to look at where the weapons came from, what they're made of and how to get rid of them.
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In France's Camargue, Bulls Are A Passion And A Way Of Life

The marshy wetlands of the Camargue in southern France are rich in wildlife and folklore. But the region's most stunning icons roams free here: the Camargue bull, one of Europe's last two breeds of fighting bulls. The creatures are taunted and teased, respected and revered.
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U.S.-Russia Deal: Syria Has A Week To Detail Chemical Arsenal

Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the U.S and Russia have agreed on a plan to rid Syria of its chemical weapons by the middle of 2014. But the plan gives Syria only a week to detail its chemical arsenal.
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Costa Concordia Salvage Operation To Begin Monday

A complicated salvage operation is set to begin Monday at the site of the Costa Concordia, the luxury cruise ship that ran aground off Italy in 2012. Even if it succeeds, it will be a long time before things return to normal on the island of Giglio, where the ship wrecked.
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Cold War Flashback? Vienna Villa Alleged To Be NSA Post

Austrian news reports say a stately villa in Vienna serves as a sophisticated listening post that spies on the city's residents. But the U.S. and Austrian governments say the facility is merely for gathering open source information.
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Japan Uses Laptops, Cost-Cutting To Launch Rocket Into Space

Japan has sent a space telescope into orbit, as its new Epsilon rocket delivered its payload to orbit altitude Saturday. The country's Japan's space agency calls the launch a step toward its goal "to lower hurdles to space." The launch was reportedly done via laptop.
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U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria's Chemical Weapons

In a plan announced Saturday, the U.S. and Russia would give Syria a week to detail its chemical weapons arsenal. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart reached the deal on the third day of talks in Geneva.

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