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Mongolia To Sell Last Lenin Statue

In 1990, a bloodless revolution brought down the Communist government of Mongolia,and their memorials to communist heroes were destroyed or sold for scrap. But one remaining statue of Lenin is being sold at auction.
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Paintings, Including A Picasso, Taken From Museum

Seven paintings were stolen this week from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Steve Inskeep talks to Christopher Marinello, of Art Loss Registry, about the market for stolen art work.
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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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