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Former Gadhafi Basketball Player Recalls Escaping Libya

Alex Owumi's dream of playing professional basketball led him to Libya, where he played on Moammar Gadhafi's team. Then the Arab Spring happened, and Owumi had to escape.
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Korean Families, Long Separated By War, Meet In Border Town

The reunions are the first since 2010 and involve a few hundred family members from North and South who have not seen one another since the 1950s.
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In Venezuela, Another Beauty Queen's Death Adds To Anger

Genesis Carmona died after being shot Tuesday during an anti-government protest. The murder of another beauty queen, Monica Spear, is among the reasons protesters have taken to the streets.
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World's Outrage Grows As Death Toll Rises In Kiev

Word emerges about dozens of deaths in the Ukrainian capital. The White House blames President Viktor Yanukovych's forces. As diplomats work to end the crisis, Russia continues to oppose sanctions.
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Journalists On Trial In Egypt On Terrorism-Related Charges

Journalists from Al Jazeera face the opening day of their trial on aiding a terrorist organization. The charges were apparently prompted by efforts to interview members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Pussy Riot Members Roughed Up By Auxiliary Police In Sochi

At the Olympics in Sochi on Wednesday, six members of the band Pussy Riot were accosted by Cossack militia members as they attempted to stage a protest against Russia President Putin.
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Truce Brokered In Ukraine Appears To Be Breaking Down

The truce was reached between government forces and protesters a day after more than two dozen protesters were killed in violent clashes with riot police.
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Russia Accuses Western Diplomats Of Meddling In Ukraine

Steve Inskeep finds out what's at stake for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine during a conversation with analyst Lilia Shevtsova of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
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In Mexico, Obama Pressed On Immigration, Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama met on Wednesday with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts about increasing trade and commerce among the three countries.
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The Sound Of Cowbells Haunts Olympics Reporter

On the slopes, athletes are cheered on by fans, family and friends ringing cowbells. Does it help? Is it too much?

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