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In Latin America, Obama Stresses Partnership

President Obama traveled to Central America this weekend, to Mexico and then to Costa Rica, where he met with other leaders from the region. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Eric Olson of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, who attended the meeting.
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How Different Cultures Handle Personal Space

How we navigate one another's space is an important and nuanced part of communicating. Two authors observe how this dynamic plays out in Cairo and Sao Paulo.
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'Range Of Protagonists' Fighting Proxy War In Syria

Who has the most to lose if the fighting in Syria continues and the country becomes a failed state? Host Rachel Martin poses the question to Rami Khouri, a columnist and director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University in Beirut.
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Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans

A newly cleaned painting in the Vatican, which dates to 1494, may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The painting had been largely ignored for more than 500 years.
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Israel Reportedly Attacks Syrian Facility, In An Escalation

Israeli warplanes attacked a military research center near Damascus early Sunday, according to intelligence reports and Syrian state media. Israel has offered no comment on the raid, which came days after a similar strike that reportedly targeted missiles intended for Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.
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Syrian Rebel Leader: We Won't Share U.S. Arms With Extremists

The U.S. says it will consider arming the rebels if it can confirm Bashar Assad's regime used the nerve gas sarin in recent attacks. But there's a danger that any weapons the U.S. provides could fall into the wrong hands.
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Dream Wedding Is Now South Africa's Diplomatic Nightmare

It's been dubbed Guptagate. A private jet flies in 200 high-society guests from India for a four-day wedding that has South Africans steaming for answers. Among the wedding party's alleged offenses: refusing to be served by black staff.

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