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Russia, With Home-Field Advantage, Wins Sochi Medal Race

Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
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UN Security Council Agrees On Syria Aid Resolution

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Saturday to boost humanitarian aid access in Syria. More than 9 million people need help, according to the U.N.
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Hero Or Dictator? Mugabe After 34 Years At Zimbabwe's Helm

Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, is 90 years old. In power since 1980, Mugabe is considered a despot in the West. NPR's Rachel Martin discusses his legacy with reporter Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.
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El Chapo's Arrest Punctures Drug Lord's Near-Mythical Status

One of the world's most powerful drug lords has been captured. Mexican authorities say Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken into custody after a months-long investigation.
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A Coup Or A Revolution? The U.S. Ambassador To Ukraine Explains

With Kiev now almost empty of its political leaders, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine.
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Ukrainian Parliament Gives Presidential Powers To Speaker

Ukraine's Parliament pushed President Viktor Yanukovich out of office as his political nemesis was released from prison. Reporter Soraya Sarhadi Nelson gives NPR's Rachel Martin the latest.
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Last Of The 'Sound Of Music' Von Trapps Dies At 99

Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.
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Head Of Ukrainian Parliament Assumes Presidential Power

Supporters of the Ukrainian president's arch rival are moving quickly to take government power; gawking protesters find opulence in the president's abandoned residence.
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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil's Coffee Crop

Brazilian cities are rationing water; farmers are facing dying crops. Scientists say the situation will only worsen — and that the government is ignoring warnings and failing to help those in need.
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As The Economy Struggles, Venezuelans Hit The Streets

President Nicolas Maduro was elected less than a year ago, but he's already facing protests from restive students and others angry over high inflation and shortages of many goods.

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