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Kazakhstan Says It's Cooperating In Marathon Bombing Case

The statement from the government of the Central Asian country comes a day after federal prosecutors charged two Kazakh men in connection with the marathon bombings.
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With Robocalls, Eritrean Exiles Organize Passive Resistance

Dissent is not tolerated in Eritrea, so exiles from the African nation had to get creative when it came to organizing opposition. They are now relying on robocalls that tell Eritreans to stay home Friday evening, the night traditionally devoted to going out.
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From Arab Spring To Burgeoning Brazil: A Reporter's New Beat

After years in the Middle East, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro has started the next chapter of her reporting life in Brazil. From her base in Sao Paulo, she'll focus on the country's environmental wealth, efforts to curb crime and the preparation for the World Cup and Olympic Games.
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Friday News Roundup - International

President Barack Obama visits Mexico. The U.S. considers arming rebels in Syria. And the European Central Bank cuts its benchmark interest rate to a record low. A panel of journalists provides analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Does Italy Have A Racism Problem?

The recent appointment of Italy's first black Cabinet minister was greeted with racist comments from a handful of political leaders. That has raised questions about whether the nation has a broader problem with bias. Host Michel Martin gets the latest from NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.
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Africa's Jewish Heritage In Cape Verde

You may not know much about the country of Cape Verde; it's a group of islands off the coast of West Africa. But you may be surprised that many Cape Verdeans have Jewish ancestry. Host Michel Martin speaks with Carol Castiel, founder of the Cape Verde Jewish Heritage Project, about efforts to restore Jewish burial grounds in the country.
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Overseas Labor Abuses Prompt Business Shutdown

Host Michel Martin talks to Loretta Tofani, who closed her furniture store after discovering poor working conditions at the Chinese factories that supplied her business. She talks about how she made her decision, and about the factory building collapse in Bangladesh.

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