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2 Gaza Strip Businesswomen Have More In Common Than They Realize

The Gaza Strip has one of the world's worst performing economies. Economists in Gaza, however, have noticed that as more men struggle to find work, women are picking up some of the slack.
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N.J. Church Group To Resettle Syrian Refugee Family With Special Needs

The group offered to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S., and members received a special case: a family of six with a father badly wounded. It's a yearlong commitment for the volunteers.
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Secretary Of State John Kerry On Syria Cease-Fire: 'What's The Alternative?'

Secretary of State John Kerry tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the new U.S.-Russia cease-fire deal in Syria is the best option under the circumstances. Without it, he says, there would be more deaths.
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Police Crush Uprising In Chinese Fishing Village Of Wukan

For the past 5 years, one southern fishing village has stood out among others in China. Residents ousted Communist Party leaders and elected one of their own. But authorities quashed the uprising.
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Australia's Dutton Defends Policy; Some Refugees Forced To Wait On Island

Steve Inskeep talks to Peter Dutton, Australia's immigration minister, about that country's policy of keeping asylum seekers detained on the island of Nauru.
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How Boko Haram Is Keeping Polio Alive In Nigeria

Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are three new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.
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Man Booker Spotlights Novelists New To The Award's Short List

Organizers have revealed the six authors still in the British literary competition. It's the first time five of them have been in the last round. The prize is 50,000 pounds and often better sales.
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Philippine President Urges U.S. To Remove Military Advisers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte asked the U.S. to withdraw its remaining military advisers. They are helping fight an Islamist insurgency in the south of the country.
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Obama To Host Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi At The White House

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi visits the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with President Obama.
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Former Israeli President And Prime Minister Shimon Peres Hospitalized

Peres, 93, suffered a stroke and was taken to a Tel Aviv hospital. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his role in negotiating an interim peace agreement between Israel and the PLO.

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