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Libya Faces Looming Crisis As Oil Output Slows To Trickle

Libya's oil sector survived the country's 2011 civil war and was seen as a success story. But production has fallen sharply and exports have all but stopped in a country hugely dependent on oil.
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Local Latinos Increasingly Being Targeted By 'Notario Fraud'

Experts say Latinos in our region are particularly vulnerable to a scam in which individuals falsely present themselves as capable immigration lawyers.

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Hair Thievery Is Serious Business In Venezuela

For the past month, Venezuelan women have been living in fear of being mugged for their hair. Thieves are reportedly selling the stolen hair as extensions. Michel Martin speaks to freelance journalist Andrew Rosati about why the story has captured the nation's attention, and what it says about Venezuela's beauty culture.
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Thousands Of Miles From Home, Salvadoran Candidates Woo Local Voters

Salvadorans in the region have long played a role in elections in their homeland, but now they're finally being given the right to vote from abroad.
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What Role Will Latinos Play In Virginia Election?

Virginia's Latino population is booming, and that fact hasn't gone unnoticed by gubernatorial candidates in this fall's election.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Latino D.C.

From politics to food to the arts, we'll explore the scope of the region's growing, vibrant Latino community.

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Next Door To Syria, Iraq Slowly Boils

The world's spotlight is on Syria, but its neighbor Iraq also faces rising violence. Extremists linked to al-Qaida are behind many of the attacks that have targeted civilians and the country's security forces.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. and Russia work on a deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons. A satellite image suggests North Korea is restarting a plutonium reactor. And an Indian judge sentenced four men to death for raping and killing a student. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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UPDATED: U.S. Rejects Assad's Timetable For A Chemical Weapons Deal

In Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry said despite the difficulties, the U.S believes a deal is workable. The Syrian leader had offered to sharing data about his chemical weapons stockpile 30 days after signing the international treaty banning their use.
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Pope Accepts Hand-Me-Down Car

Pope Francis has famously shunned luxury items — including the popemobile. The pope has accepted the keys to a 1984 Renault with nearly 190,000 miles on it. It was a gift from a priest. The pope plans to drive it on Vatican grounds.

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