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Dozens Dead In Ukraine Anti-Government Protests

As Ukrainian riot police tried to clear thousands of demonstrators camped out behind barricades on the capital's Independence Square, protesters responded with rocks and Molotov cocktails. It was the deadliest day since pro-Western demonstrators took to the streets last fall to protest the pro-Russian president's decision not to sign a trade deal with the European Union.For more, Renee Montagne talks to the BBC' David Stern.
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In Venezuela, Anti-Government Demonstrations Build

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched in Caracas after the arrest of an opposition leader. The protests come a year into the tenure of President Nicolas Maduro, who has overseen a sagging economy.
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Trade Issues Expected To Dominate Obama's Trip To Mexico

President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts. The three presidents are talking about the increased trade among their countries, 20 years since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
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Malala Fund Tries To Help Educate Child Refugees From Syria

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has become a powerful advocate for children's education. She toured a refugee camp in Jordan along the border with Syria. Malala and Shiza Shahid, the CEO of the Malala fund, spoke with Renee Montagne about the desperate need for more schools and educational opportunities for children of Syrian refugees.
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Sochi's Humidity Keeps Olympic Ice Makers Working Overtime

Outside temperatures are warm in Sochi, which has been a challenge for skiers and snowboarders. And inside Olympic arenas, high humidity levels have made it difficult to keep the ice perfect. But athletes have been raving about how well the ice has been treated.
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As Health Crisis Looms, Cameroon Cracks Down On Illegal Clinics

The African country faces some of the toughest health problems in the world, including high rates of HIV and infant mortality. But many residents who can't afford public health care turn to unauthorized private clinics. Now the government says clinics that don't measure up will be shut down.
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Does The U.S. Lead The Winter Olympics — Or Does Germany?

In keeping with a trend that began early in Sochi, as of Tuesday the U.S. had collected more bronze medals than any other country at the Winter Games, and a total of 20. Germany had won the most golds. Who was on top? That depends on whom you ask.
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German Chancellor Proposes A Europe-Only Network

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed a European communications network that would contain online communications within that continent. David Meyer, senior writer at GigaOM, tells Audie Cornish about the source of this idea and whether or not it's feasible.
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Canadian Athletes Pumped To Show The Fitter Side Of Curling

The men's team is stacked, built — whatever you call it, their biceps are busting out of their shirt sleeves. And it's not just the Canadians; the world's elite curlers are extremely fit.
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Deadly Day Breaks Peace In Kiev

Ukraine saw a revival of unrest on Tuesday. After some days of relative calm, clashes between protesters and government forces reportedly began again, with demonstrators chanting "shame" and hurling Molotov cocktails at riot police. It remains unclear how many people were killed in the protests. Robert Siegel speaks with journalist David Stern, who is in Kiev, Ukraine, for more on the renewed protests as they happen.

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