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Diplomats Pledge $10 Billion In Aid For Syria At Donor Conference

The pledges made in London surpassed the goal of $9 billion. Participants are also discussing incentives for countries struggling with an influx of refugees and ways to improve humanitarian aid.
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Sole Air Traveler 'Felt Like A Rock Star'

A woman in China was flying home to the city of Guangzhou when a blizzard prompted everyone else to switch to earlier planes. Flight CZ2833 went ahead with just her on board.
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On The Streets Of Tehran, Searching For Signs Of Economic Improvement

Steve Inskeep takes the subway around Tehran — meeting ordinary Iranians along the way. Many are skeptical about whether recent sanctions relief will improve their standards of living any time soon.
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Journalist James Foley's Beheading By ISIS Told In HBO's 'Jim'

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Brian Oakes about his documentary Jim: The James Foley Story, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. Foley was a correspondent in Syria when he was abducted by ISIS.
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U.S. To Send More Heavy Military Equipment To Eastern Europe

Evelyn Farkas, a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Russia-Ukraine-Eurasia, tells Mary Louise Kelly that the buildup of U.S. military equipment is a bold move against Moscow.
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Smokers In Italy Face Steep New Fines

Laws take effect this week aimed at curbing Italy's love of smoking. Smokers who flick butts on the street, risk a $300 fine. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Salvatore Barberi a tour guide in Rome.
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Mayan Women Accuse Military Officials Of Holding Them As Sex Slaves

After decades of silence, Mayan Indian women come forward with stories of torture and rape during the Guatemalan civil war.
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CDC Sees Major Challenges Ahead In The Fight Against Zika

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is involved on nearly every front, from diagnostics to the study of a possible link to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
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Britain To Foreign Workers: If You Don't Make $50,000 A Year, Please Leave

To reduce the number of foreign workers, some of those making less than $50,000 won't qualify to stay in Britain beyond April. Critics say the deal would cause labor shortages.
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U.K. Ambassador To U.S. On Importance Of Finding Political Solution In Syria

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Kim Darroch, the United Kingdom's new ambassador to the United States, about the Syrian peace talks in Geneva and the Supporting Syria conference being hosted by his country on Thursday.

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