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Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

Latinos are making a mark in American media, but a new blog is giving power to the people, not the pundits. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julio Ricardo Varela about the mission behind his Latino Rebels blog.
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International Markets And The Threat Of A U.S. Government Shutdown

With the looming threat of a government shutdown in the U.S., global oil prices are down and trading in Asian markets has slowed. As the financial consequences at home become clearer, we consider the possible economic effects of a shutdown on global markets.


A History Of Love Gone Wrong, All In One Croatian Museum

From furry handcuffs to a toy bunny that a couple once shared, the Museum of Broken Relationships is filled with artifacts of romances that didn't quite work out.

Canada To Launch Billion-Dollar Marijuana Free Market This Week

The country wants to replace home and small-scale production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large growers. Officials are tapping in to what they say will be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana market serving as many as 450,000 Canadians.

Multiple Car Bombs Wreak Havoc In Baghdad, Killing Dozens

Most of the explosions struck areas with large Shiite populations; news agencies report as many as 13 or 14 separate explosions.

Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April

Pope Francis has selected the Second Sunday of Easter as the date for their canonization. The ceremony at the Vatican is expected to draw large crowds, especially from John Paul II's native Poland.

Greece Cracks Down On Violent Golden Dawn Party

Over the weekend, Greek police arrested around two dozen party leaders, including members of parliament, from the Golden Dawn party — one of Europe's most violent political parties. Charges include murder and blackmail.

Forum Discusses Arctic Oil And Gas Searches

A protest in the Russian Arctic has dramatized growing problems with oil drilling there. Every country has a stake in the enormously lucrative search for oil and gas in the Arctic, says professor Lawton Brigham. But pollution from reckless attempts at development are evident on an island near the Polar circle.

Asian Investors Find Hot Market In U.S. Properties

Sales in commercial real estate here in the U.S. have soared over the past year. Asian nations, particularly China, are scooping up trophy properties and investing in some large, long-term development projects at a record pace.

Truth Or Propaganda? Finding Real Stories In North Korea

Some stories from the isolated nation are stranger than government-sponsored fiction. AP Asia correspondent Tim Sullivan brings us unexpected tales, like the North Korean love affair with Gone with the Wind.