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Spain Fines Team Of Racist, Banana-Throwing Fan, But Is It Enough?

Soccer, Spain's national pastime, has been tainted by racism. After two recent ugly incidents, debate is raging over how to punish racist fans, and if the teams they love should be held responsible.
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Turkish Man On Dating Show Was Ax Murderer; He Also Killed Wife

The 62-year-old appeared on a show called Luck of the Draw and said he'd learned from his past and was now an "honest person looking for a new wife." The host wasn't convinced: She told him to leave.
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U.S. Spinmeisters Gear Up For Big Election ... Britain's Election

Britain has a national election next year, and both leading parties have hired U.S. campaign advisers who played prominent roles in President Obama's victories.
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Kidnappers In Nigeria Distorting Muslim Faith?

Boko Haram claims that its kidnapping of Nigerian girls was a decree from Allah. But The Islamic Monthly's Arsalan Iftikhar says the group must take a closer look at what the religion actually says.
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Midwifery: A Profession Of Passion, For Men Too

There's a growing demand for midwives — and 'mid-men' around the world. Host Michel Martin speaks with midwives from Uganda and Washington DC about the joys and challenges of their jobs.
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Russia's President Visits Annexed Crimea

In remarks on a major Russian holiday, Vladimir Putin hailed Crimea's "return to the Motherland." It was his first appearance in the territory since March when Russia annexed the Ukrainian region.
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Russia Shows Off Military In Red Square Victory Day Parade

A parade of troops, tanks and missile launchers made its way through Red Square to mark Victory Day and commemorate the World War II defeat of Nazi Germany.
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In Ukraine, Two men Claim To Be The Leader Of Donetsk

The region in eastern Ukraine currently has two governors. One is appointed by the interim government in Kiev, the other is the self-appointed leader of pro-Moscow separatists.
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Tensions Heat Up In South China Sea Between China, Vietnam

China's decision to park an oil rig some 120 miles off Vietnam's coast has strained relations between the two Asian neighbors.
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Why Has China Become More Aggressive Toward Vietnam?

The South China Sea is an area that's said to be rich in resources. Steve Inskeep talks to Robert Kaplan about the tension between China and Vietnam over the sea, and whether it may escalate.

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