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Widespread Protests In Brazil

Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest rising prices, high taxes and government corruption. What the demonstrations mean for Latin America’s biggest economy.

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Report: U.K. Spy Agency Taps Trans-Atlantic Fiber Optic Cables

The Guardian newspaper pins the revelation on more documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The paper says the British government collects a vast amount of information in an indiscriminate manner.
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Mastering A Sea Monster: From Greece, A Lesson In Grilling Octopus

The Greeks have been eating octopus since ancient times, but there's an art to grilling these tentacled sea creatures. An octopus has to be dried in the sun for at least a day first. Otherwise, the flesh just steams and turns into "a rubbery mass."
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years For Hacking And Fraud

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, 28, was convicted of stealing personal information from a Swedish bank and a U.K.-based consultancy.
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A Calculating Win for China's New Supercomputer

China's "Tianhe-2" (Milky Way 2) supercomputer took first place in one recent speed test, clocking in at 30 quadrillion calculations per second--about twice as fast as the best American machines. The U.S. still has more supercomputers than any other nation, but some experts say computer speed is a measure of a country's scientific innovation, and worry the U.S. is lagging behind.
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Flooding Forces 100,000 From Their Homes In Calgary, Canada

In some smaller Canadian communities, the damage is breathtaking. One video shows an entire home being dragged by a swollen river. More rain is expected today in the region.
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Can Iran's New President Resolve Nuclear Program Dispute?

Many are wondering whether Iran's newly elected president Hassan Rowhani will be able to change his nation's posture on nuclear enrichment and convince the West to end crippling economic sanctions. To find out, Steve Inskeep talks to Gary Samore, a former White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction.
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China's Credit Crunch Felt Across Financial Markets

The lending rate between Chinese banks spiked dramatically on Thursday, creating a credit crunch. Renee Montagne talks to NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt about the turbulence in China's banking system, and how authorities in Beijing are responding.
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2 Syrian Rebels Share Their Stories

U.S. and European officials meet on Saturday to decide how to increase their aid to the rebels in Syria. The U.S. is deepening its involvement in Syria's Civil War. Steve Inskeep, who recently was in Syria reporting for Morning Edition, has the story of two rebels.

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