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Ukrainian Parliament Gives Presidential Powers To Speaker

Ukraine's Parliament pushed President Viktor Yanukovich out of office as his political nemesis was released from prison. Reporter Soraya Sarhadi Nelson gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.
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Last Of The 'Sound Of Music' Von Trapps Dies At 99

Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.
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Head Of Ukrainian Parliament Assumes Presidential Power

Supporters of the Ukrainian president's arch rival are moving quickly to take government power; gawking protesters find opulence in the president's abandoned residence.
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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil's Coffee Crop

Brazilian cities are rationing water; farmers are facing dying crops. Scientists say the situation will only worsen — and that the government is ignoring warnings and failing to help those in need.
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As The Economy Struggles, Venezuelans Hit The Streets

President Nicolas Maduro was elected less than a year ago, but he's already facing protests from restive students and others angry over high inflation and shortages of many goods.
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Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange

The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.
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Notorious Mexican Drug Trafficker Arrested

Mexico's No. 1 drug trafficker has been arrested. Joaquin " El Chapo" Guzman was arrested Friday night in his home state of Sinaloa. There are multiple U.S. federal indictments for Guzman and a $5 million reward. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Carrie Kahn in Mexico City.
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U.N. Calls On Syria To Allow Access To Humanitarian Aid

The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Saturday to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria. More than 9 million people need food, water and medicine, according to the U.N.
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Ukraine's Embattled Leadership: A Look At Its Roots

To better understand the protests in Kiev, NPR's Arun Rath explores the background of beleaguered Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych with Taras Kuzio, a longtime Ukraine researcher and political observer.
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Ukraine Parliament Votes President Out Of Power

Saturday, Ukraine's parliament voted President Viktor Yanukovych out of office as protesters seized the presidential palace outside Kiev. NPR's Host Arun Rath looks back at the week's turmoil.

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