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After Prison Stint, Pussy Riot Keeps Up Anti-Government Stand

Members of the Russian performance-protest-collective called Pussy Riot are speaking out against the Russian government and inhumane prison conditions. In 2012, three of the group's members were imprisoned for staging a raucous anti-Putin protest in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow. They have since been released, and are using their voices to attract people to their cause.
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Ready Or Not, Olympic Events Begin In Sochi

Competition at the Winter Olympics gets underway on Thursday. Some of the events taking place are in figure skating, freestyle skiing and snowboard. The Sochi Games officially open on Friday, and the first medals will be awarded this weekend.
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Chinese Flock To The Countryside For A More Authentic New Year

As New Year's celebrations in China grow increasingly commercialized, many city dwellers are seeking a return to tradition. Some head to an ancient town outside Beijing where poor but ingenious blacksmiths created their own fireworks. But even centuries-old customs aren't immune to change.
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Tijuana Prisoner: I Was Forced To Dig Drug Tunnel To San Diego

The Mexican man says he was one of 17 kidnapped by a cartel and forced to build drug-smuggling tunnels. Now he might be in prison for the rest of his life.
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Antitrust Settlement With EU Calls For Google To Tweak Results

In Europe, Google will now show results from its competitors. The agreement allows the search giant to dodge billions in fines.
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UN Report Raises Scathing Criticisms Of Vatican

The United Nations watchdog for children's rights has accused the Vatican of caring more about its own reputation and members of the clergy than the victims of sexual abuse. The group is calling for the Vatican to immediately remove any priests suspected of sexually abusing children.
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Under A Hail Of Barrel Bombs, An Exodus Departs From Aleppo

For the last two weeks, the barrel bombing of the rebel-held area of Aleppo in Syria has intensified. Warplanes drop leaflets on neighborhoods warning civilians to flee — and it seems they're listening. Residents of Aleppo districts held by the regime say they are seeing an influx of families, while aid agencies working in Turkey say hundreds of thousands of the displaced are trying to get in.
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Even Among Their Own, Consensus Eludes Israelis And Palestinians

Internal disagreements among Israelis and Palestinians can be just as sharp as disputes between the two sides. NPR's Emily Harris heard these conflicting views as she traveled through the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
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Which Way For Stocks? Investors Watch 'Worry Index' For Clues

The new year has brought much higher volatility to the market, with stocks bouncing up or down almost daily amid doubts about the global economic outlook. The closely watched Volatility Index has signaled uncertainty about the market's direction in recent weeks.
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Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Detained journalists and activists have been writing about the harsh conditions and remain sharply critical of the government despite the risk that they could face additional punishment.

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