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Venezuela Protests Proof President Maduro Lacks Chavez Charisma

Violent protests have filled the streets in Venezuela for the past two weeks. Tell Me More gets the latest from freelance journalist Andrew Rosati in Caracas.
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Chinese Paper Calls Outgoing U.S. Envoy 'Yellow-Skinned, White-Hearted Banana Man'

Gary Locke was popular with ordinary Chinese because he was photographed carrying his own backpack and buying his own coffee. Such acts are seen as rare among Chinese officials.
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Crisis In Ukraine: Gunmen At Airport; Yanukovych Vows To Return

Russian officials say the men in unmarked uniforms are not from their forces. Ukrainian authorities say otherwise. The ousted president is in Russia and says he will "fight" for his nation's future.
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Upheaval In Ukraine Shifts To Crimea Peninsula

Armed men are patrolling two airports in the Ukrainian province of Crimea, and Ukraine's acting president is blaming Russia. Russia says its troops have nothing to do with it.
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Soviet Legacy May Fuel Ukraine's Resistance To Russian Domination

Nikita Khrushchev transferred the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1954. David Greene talks Nina Khrushcheva, the Soviet leader's great granddaughter about the history.
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Drought Could Dry Up Nevada Dairy Farmers' Expansion Plans

Severe drought has left northern Nevada's farmers scrambling to find enough feed for the cows they already have. It comes as farmers are under pressure to expand to provide powdered milk to China.
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Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A 'Cold War Story'

While Russia carries out military exercises near Ukraine's border and shelters its ousted president, the U.S. is watching closely. But Kerry says Ukraine shouldn't feel pulled between East and West.
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Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors

A new energy plan reverses an earlier decision to phase out nuclear power after the Fukushima disaster. The public is largely opposed to nuclear power, but Japan says it's necessary to meet demand.
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Jewels Lie Beneath The Violence In The Central African Republic

A Muslim-led coup last year triggered the violence in the majority-Christian country. But there's a deeper reason: resentment over diamonds and gold, mined by Christians and traded by Muslims.
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Impatient With Change, Libyans Begin To Leave

With Libya between chaos and the emergence of a new state, many Libyans are fleeing to other countries. An executive and a revolutionary activist in Tripoli explain their fears and why they may leave.

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