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Tour De France Braves Blustery Weather Of Yorkshire

Yorkshire is home to this year's Tour de France starting line. BBC anchor Harry Gration tells NPR's Tamara Keith about preparations for the annual sporting event — including well-stocked pubs.
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Here's Why You Should Still Care About The World Cup

NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman says Americans should still be watching the World Cup matches, even with their home team out of the running. He makes the case to NPR's Tamara Keith.
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Texas Gov. Testifies On Crisis In Child Immigration

This week the House Committee on Homeland Security met to discuss minors entering the U.S. alone through Texas. NPR's Tamara Keith talks with correspondent John Burnett, who's been covering the surge.
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Chaos In Iraq Might Give Kurds A Better Chance Of Independence

As Iraq continues to fracture, the Kurdish minority could seize the moment to push for greater autonomy. Columbia University's David Phillips tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the potential opportunity.
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Ukrainian Forces Retake Key Rebel Stronghold In East

Slovyansk, a city of 100,000 that had been part of the rebels' self-proclaimed republic, fell to government forces after a night of intense bombardment, witnesses and officials say.
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One Year After The Coup, Egypt Is Still Divided

In the year since Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was ousted, a military man was elected president and a budding insurgency has grown, as correspondent Leila Fadel tells NPR's Tamara Keith.
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A Former Megadeth Guitarist's Journey To Japanese Pop

How did one man go from shredding guitar for a platinum-selling thrash metal band to playing alongside Japan's fluffiest pop bands? It wasn't a mistake.
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Have The Islamist Militants Overreached In Iraq And Syria?

After sweeping military victories, the group now known as the Islamic State is demanding loyalty from all Muslims. Like other radical Islamist groups, they may be alienating potential supporters.
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On The Shores Of Tripoli, A Beach Party Libyans Need

The beach bums of Tripoli say that no matter who's in charge of Libya, they'll still be at the beach. NPR's Leila Fadel sends this postcard from Tripoli.
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Graffiti Artist Sprays Brazil's Turmoil Across Its City Walls

Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito has captured the spirit of the World Cup with two controversial images. They both speak to viewers worldwide about the costs of staging the mega event.

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