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Obama Administration Lost Overseas?

The jobs report meant good news for the White House, but Secretary of State John Kerry is tending to a crisis in South Sudan. The Political Chat focuses on foreign and domestic challenges.
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Landslide In Afghanistan Reportedly Leaves Hundreds Missing

Officials say scores of people are missing and presumed dead after the slide buried a village in the mountainous northeastern province of Badakhshan.
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Sinn Fein Leader's Arrest Ignites Debate Over Academic Freedom

Gerry Adams was arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with a 1972 killing. Some of the case evidence is from a Boston College oral history project in which participants were promised anonymity.
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NATO: Russia Uses Shadow Soldiers In Eastern Ukraine

NATO has been watching Russia as it took over part of Ukraine, and massed troops near another part. Steve Inskeep talks to NATO commander General Philip Breedlove.
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Toll Rises From Deadly Car Bomb In Nigerian Capital

At least 19 people died in the blast Thursday in Abuja, according to officials. Separately, the government says more girls were taken in a mass kidnapping earlier this month than previously believed.
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Ukraine Launches Military Operation Against Separatists In The East

Two Ukrainian copters were shot down in the fighting, which Kiev calls an "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russia rebels. Russia says the push "killed the last hope" for a deal to ease the crisis.
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USAID: War Puts South Sudan Closer To Humanitarian Disaster

Secretary of State Kerry is in South Sudan as part of a U.S.-led effort to end its civil war. Steve Inskeep talks to Raj Shah, administrator for USAID, about America's efforts to prevent famine there.
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Crisis In Eastern Ukraine Takes A Deadly Turn

Pro-Russian gunmen in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slovyansk have shot down at least two Ukrainian helicopters.
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Fate Of Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Remains Unknown

Protesters surrounded Nigeria's parliament calling on the government to take more action to find more than 200 missing schoolgirls. They were kidnapped by Islamist militants nearly three weeks ago.
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Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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