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Marathoning In Pyongyang: A Unique Way To See The City

For the first time, foreign amateur competitors were allowed to participate in the Pyongyang marathon in North Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with British runner Will Philipps about his experience.
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South Africa Through The Eyes Of A Post-Apartheid Generation

Twenty years after apartheid ended in South Africa, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Katherine Newman, co-author of After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa.
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Saving The World's Babies Simply Starts Before Birth

There has been great progress in improving the health of most young kids, but newborns have not seen the same success. Researchers know the main causes of death. The challenge now is combating them.
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Russia Condemns Ukraine With Comparisons To Nazis

Russia is calling the the Ukrainian military action a "punitive operation," language that was previously employed for Nazi atrocities carried out in World War II.
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Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

France has halted imports of live pigs and related products from the U.S. in an attempt to stymie a virus that's killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia.
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Sanctions Put Pentagon's Business Deals With Russia Up For Debate

The U.S. wants Europe to enforce economic sanctions against Russia over its push into Ukraine, but the Pentagon itself is reluctant to stop trading with Moscow.
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Afghan Landslide: Search For Survivors Ends; Thousands Feared Dead

More than 2,000 people are believed to be dead after a hillside collapsed on part of a remote village in Afghanistan. Heavy rain prompted the landslide, which enclosed hundreds of houses in mud.
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Monitors Released In Ukraine As Fire Kills Dozens In Odessa

International observers have been freed by pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about their release and new military action.
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Sri Lankan Opera Singer Followed Her Dream To American Stage

A Sri Lankan soprano is shattering stereotypes. Tharanga Goonetilleke tells NPR's Scott Simon about being an opera singer and the first Sri Lankan woman accepted to The Juilliard School.
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Gerry Adams' Arrest Calls Educational Privacy Into Question

The Sinn Fein Leader was arrested this week for a 1972 murder based on evidence collected by a Boston College project. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Beth McMurtrie of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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