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Obama Administration Turns Attention Toward Africa

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia for celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the pan-African body, now known as the African Union. Kerry's trip comes about a month before President Obama also heads to Africa. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner.
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Meet London's Master Architects In Jell-0

London duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have made names for themselves with their wild, experimental food installations. From pineapple islands and banana vapors to re-creations of famous architectural monuments, their work playfully pushes the boundary of how we experience food.
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Kerry Acknowledges 'Years Of Disappointments' In West Bank

Skepticism, cynicism, maybe some hope? Secretary of State John Kerry met with political leaders in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank this week in his effort to restart direct peace talks between the two parties. As NPR's Emily Harris tells host Scott Simon, this visit brought no concrete plan, but one is expected next month.
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Sole Survivor: Iraq Rescue Mission Ended In Tragedy

In our latest installment of the StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative, we hear from Lance Cpl. Travis Williams. In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Williams lost his 12-man squad lost his squad to an IED. He was the only survivor.
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Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.
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In India, More Women Are Playing Matchmaker For Themselves

With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused websites and companies that organize group outings.
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War Of Words: France Debates Teaching Courses In English

The French Parliament is at odds over a measure that would allow French universities to teach in English. Those in favor say it will help attract more international students, while opponents fear it will marginalize the French language.

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