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Cuba To Lift Travel Restrictions But Not For All

Cuba has announced it's lifting restrictions on travel outside of the country beginning in January. It's the most sweeping overhaul since Castro imposed the restrictions more than half a century ago. But not all Cubans will be treated equally when the new rules take effect.
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At Polio's Epicenter, Vaccinators Battle Chaos And Indifference

Northern Nigeria is the only region in the world where the number of polio cases is on the rise. International groups have poured money and volunteers into the area to combat the disease. But vaccinators face daunting challenges — from security threats like terrorist bombings to a lack of basic resources like electricity.
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Picasso, Monet Paintings Among Those Swiped From Dutch Museum

Seven works by famous artists were stolen by thieves who broke into the Rotterdam museum around 3 a.m. The thieves set off an alarm, but managed to escape before police arrived.
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Reporter On Friendship With Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai is receiving treatment in the United Kingdom, after being shot last week by the Taliban. New York Times video and print correspondent Adam Ellick spent months documenting the teen's life. He tells host Michel Martin about the "small video star" that he knows.
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Cuban Missile Crisis Passes Quietly, 50 Years Later

The crisis brought the world as close as it's ever been to nuclear war, when the Soviet Union deployed dozens of nuclear weapons in Cuba. On that island nation, where those tense 13 days are known as the October Crisis, the event is being marked in a low-key way.
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Urban Parisian Vines Produce Wine With A Drop Of History

Winemaking isn't just for the countryside — at least not in France. There's an urban vineyard located in the heart of the French capital. In the 1920s, local artists planted grapevines to prevent a developer from wiping out the block.
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Turks Fear What Syria's War Will Bring

The Turkish government has turned against Syria, but for the Turkish people who live along the Syrian border, it can be complicated. Many have relatives and other ties in northern Syria, and don't see a happy ending to the violence there.

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