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1994 Colosio Assasination Was Start Of Mexico's Catastrophic Year

In late March of 1994, Mexico's leading presidential candidate was assassinated by a gunman. Conspiracy theories about his death still abound.
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Michelle Obama Convenes 'First Wives Club' In China

Michelle Obama is making an official visit to China — but it's not supposed to be political. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with writer Evan Osnos in Beijing about the geo-politics of her vacation.
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Congressmen Are Bullish On The Borderlands

The U.S.-Mexico border isn't just about immigration. Local politicians in El Paso, Texas, say their city is misunderstood. Being located across the river from Mexico is part of their potential.
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Some Crimeans Dread The Switch To Russian Rule

In Crimea, everything from the time zone to the currency is changing under Russian rule. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with resident Maxim Kornilov about his decision to leave the country.
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Ukraine Crisis Expected To Dominate Obama's Europe Trip

President Obama leaves for a four-nation trip Sunday night. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with correspondent Ari Shapiro about what's on the president's travel agenda.
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Satellite Spots More Potential Debris, But Still No Sure Sign Of Plane

A French satellite spotted objects of interest near the spot where authorities think Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing. Expeditions for similar objects have come up empty.
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New Twist In Ecuadorians' Long Pollution Fight With Chevron

Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that the multibillion-dollar pollution settlement that Ecuadorian residents won against Chevron was fraudulent. His decision follows massive corruption on the part of the lawyer defending the Ecuadorians. It's yet another wrinkle in a litigation saga that has lasted over two decades. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Courthouse News reporter Adam Klasfeld in Ecuador.
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With Annexation Of Crimea, Russia Takes Ukrainian Air Base

Russian forces have taken the base at Belbek, one of the last Ukranian military strongholds in Crimea. Correspondent Gregory Warner talks with NPR's Arun Rath about what the means for the rest of Ukraine.
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U.S. Position On Crimea Music To Spain's Ears

Spanish leaders say they're in the same situation as Ukraine. Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to break away from Madrid and plans to hold a referendum in November. The Spanish government says it is unconstitutional and refuses to recognize the result.
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Pope Includes Victim Among Members Of Commission On Sex Abuse

Marie Collins of Ireland, a survivor of abuse at the hands of a priest, has gone on to be an advocate for victims. Others on the commission include Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

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