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Slaughtering Of Elephants Is Soaring Because Of China's Demand For Ivory

With ivory fetching about $1,000 a pound there are armies and militias from all sides of Africa's several civil wars killing the animals and harvesting their tusks.
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Election Results Could End Pot-Selling Coffee Shops

Next week's election in the Netherlands could seal the fate of Amsterdam coffee shops that also sell pot to foreign tourists. Some parties favor, and others oppose, a plan to restrict the shops' business. Cafe owners are struggling to get their customers to the polls.
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Educated Russians Often Lured To Leave

Russia's population is smaller than it was back in 1991, when the Soviet Union broke up. Contracting populations are rare among countries that are not at war, and the Russian exodus includes many talented, educated people.
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Elephant Poaching In Africa Is On The Rise

Africa is in the middle of what Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times calls an epic elephant slaughter. He says poachers are killing more elephants now than at any time in the last two decades. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what's behind the resurgence in poaching and where the ivory is going.
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No Breakthroughs In Clinton's Trip To China

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in China as part of her six-nation Asia trip. Despite mounting tensions, Clinton emphasized mutual cooperation and strong ties as she visited Beijing.
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1 Shot Dead At Rally For New Quebec Premier

In Montreal, Canada, one person is dead and another wounded in an apparent political assassination attempt. The shooting happened at a midnight victory rally to celebrate the election of Quebec's separatist party. David Greene talks to Sue Montgomery, a political reporter with the Montreal Gazette.

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