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Egypt's Death Penalties Set New Standard Of Severity

This week an Egyptian court sentenced over 500 people to death. NPR's Leila Fadel tells NPR's Scott Simon that it was one of the harshest verdicts ever imposed in modern Egypt.
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Made In China — But Was It Made In A Prison?

Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.
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Dans Le Train, French Spend Their Commute Learning English

A recent study ranked France at the bottom in Europe when it came to English proficiency. But some French are trying, like those who take lessons on high-speed commuter trains.
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GM Recalls More Cars Over Possible Faulty Ignition Switches

The recall covers 971,000 cars worldwide and includes all model years of the Chevy Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice, Saturn Ion and Sky. It follows a recall of 1.6 million cars last month.
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In U.S., Mudslides Common, But Usually Few Deaths

As teams continue digging through the wreckage of the small communities destroyed by the Washington state mudslide, we answer some questions about this natural phenomenon.
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Russia's Energy Market Heft Leaves Neighbors Unsettled

Moscow has long used its energy exports to win political concessions from its neighbors. In the last decade, Russia has twice threatened to cut off its natural gas supplies to Ukraine.
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Anger Boils Over For Families Of Flight 370 Passengers

Many relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are furious at being told that there is no hope of finding their relatives alive — and many are convinced of a conspiracy.
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Egyptian Town Reeling Over Mass Death Sentence

More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and more than 20 others have been condemned.
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Monsignor Brings Pope's Tweets To The World, In Latin

Vatican Latinist Monsignor Daniel Gallagher has a unique job: He translates Pope Francis's tweets into Latin. And with 231,000 followers, the @Pontifex_ln Twitter handle is a hit.
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Paris Poised To Elect City Of Light's First Female Mayor

Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.

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