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Obama Returns To U.S. To Face Prisoner Release Issue

This week the veterans health care scandal gave way to a new political storm over the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as Washington editor Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.
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Ukraine's New President Vows Not To Give Up Crimea

Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, was inaugurated Saturday. Analyst Olexiy Haran tells NPR's Scott Simon that the Chocolate King, as he's known, hopes to mend ties with Russia.
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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.
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American Detained In Honduras: 'We Came With An Open Heart'

Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.
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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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One Day At Normandy Sent Ripples Across Two Veterans' Lives

Ralph Frias and Eugene Levine, two veterans, speak about the D-Day landings in Normandy 70 years ago. They offer stories and relate what it was like to take part in a day that changed the world.
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Clinton Aides Weighed Fallout Of Calling Rwanda Killing 'Genocide'

A legal adviser to President Clinton wrote in 1994 that concluding that the situation in the central African country amounted to genocide "does not create a legal obligation ... to stop it."
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An Open, Dark Secret: Ireland Reacts To Mass Grave Of Children

The bodies of hundreds of children were recently discovered in the Irish town of Tuam, left behind a former home for unmarried mothers. Alison O'Reilly of The Irish Mail broke the story, and she speaks with Robert Siegel about the mass grave and reactions to the news.
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Allies Land Again In Normandy, This Time To Honor D-Day Vets

On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France, President Obama joined with other allied leaders in commemorating veterans and those who lost their lives in the pivotal battle there.
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On A Day Of Looking Back, Talks Move Forward On Ukraine

President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.

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