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Ukraine: International Observers Arrested, More Sanctions Approved

The world's largest economies are poised to punish Russia over its role in Ukraine's crisis with a new round of sanctions. In eastern Ukraine, a team of European monitors was arrested by separatists.
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Syrian Composer-Turned-Activist Asks Americans For Support

Syrian composer Malek Jandali's parents were beaten after he criticized the Assad regime in a performance abroad. Now Jandali is asking American and European audiences to donate to Syrians in need.
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Obama: May Be Time For A Pause In Mideast Peace Talks

After a breakdown in talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, President Obama said it may be time to take a step back from peace talks. An agreement now seems very far off.
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What Makes Americans Buy British Soccer Clubs?

Soccer is a national obsession in England that's spilling over into America. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports business writer John Ourand about why Americans are buying up the U.K.'s top teams.
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Egypt's Activists Battle Anti-Protest Law — And Protest Fatigue

Thousands have been jailed in Egypt since a crackdown on dissent last November. But most Egyptians are unwilling to risk jail for reform; most wish things would finally quiet down.
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Two Very Different Popes Will Be Canonized

Pope John Paul II was a favorite of traditionalists in the Catholic Church. John XXIII was beloved by liberals. By canonizing them together, Pope Francis hopes to keep all Catholics in the same tent.
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China's Rising Influence Looms Over Obama's Asia Trip

President Obama wrapped up a two-day visit to South Korea, warning Pyongyang that pursuing nuclear weapons will only lead to more isolation. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
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Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit's Rough Reputation

The official cheap liquor of spring breakers is becoming something much more sophisticated. And South Florida has become ground zero for the rum revolution.
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Ukrainian Students Flock To Ocean City For Jobs

University students from both east and west Ukraine are expected to touch down in the coastal community to work summer jobs.
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After Everest Tragedy, Who Pays When Climbing Season's Suspended?

After the deaths of 16 Sherpa guides on Mount Everest, grief has given way to attempts to recover. Private expedition companies must balance clients' happiness, good will among guides and solvency.

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