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For Brazil's Soccer Stars, Careers Often Begin On Makeshift Fields

The soccer-mad country produces some of the world's best players. They often come from shantytowns, where they learn the game playing barefoot in the streets or on dusty fields.
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NASA Chief Dismisses Concern Over Russia Quitting Space Station

Administrator Charles Bolden said no one country was indispensable to the ISS after Moscow last week said it would not participate in a plan to extend the station's life past 2020.
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New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life

Fresh Off the Boat will be one of the first network sitcoms in decades to feature an Asian-American cast. Critic Jeff Yang, whose son plays the lead, talks with host Michel Martin.
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In Europe And America, New Internet Rules Up For Debate

Rey Junco of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society breaks down recent developments on net neutrality and the control of information online.
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Flooding In Balkans Kills Dozens, Threatens Power Supply

Months' worth of rain has fallen in Bosnia, Serbia and parts of Croatia in recent days. A Bosnian official compared the scope of the damage to the Yugoslav war of the 1990s.
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South Korea's President Will Disband Coast Guard

President Park Geun-hye announced the changes a bit more than one month after the ferry Sewol sank, killing more than 300 people. It also comes as South Korea prepares to hold national elections.
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Mosquito-Borne Breaking Bone Disease Spreads In Haiti

Transmitted by mosquitoes, the chikungunya virus causes rash, fever and excruciating joint pain. It has no cure. The good news: It's rarely fatal. Epidemiologists say the virus is headed to the U.S.
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Why Education Is The Most Important Revolution Of Our Time

The ways learning happens in the US are shifting rapidly. We're out to capture learning in its natural habitat, from soccer fields to science labs, boardrooms to bedrooms. Welcome to NPR Ed.
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Record Floodwaters Wash Across Balkans

The worst rains and flooding in Serbia and Bosnia since record keeping began 120 years ago have killed dozens of people. For more, David Greene talks to the BBC's Guy Delauney.
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India's Next Prime Minister Ready To Act On Mandate

With the BJP's surprising victory in India's elections last Friday, the country prepares to swear-in Narendra Modi as the new prime minister this week. Modi and the BJP dominated the Congress party.

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