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Former Argentine Dictator Who Oversaw Death Squads Dies At 87

Jorge Rafael Videla ruled Argentina from 1976-1983 and orchestrated a "Dirty War" against opponents that killed as many as 30,000 people.
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Charles Moore: "Margaret Thatcher"

When Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the opposition in 1975 she remarked that her victory felt “like a dream”. And the author of a new biography says that was part of her problem. To people across Britain, the idea that the...


Insects May Be The Taste Of The Next Generation, Report Says

A report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says insects offer a huge potential for improving the world's food security. Peter Menzel, co-author of Man Eating Bugs, describes some insect-based cuisine and the western aversion to creepy-crawly snacks.

Young Gazan Men Get Unwanted Haircuts, Courtesy Of Police

The Islamic group Hamas runs the Gaza Strip and controls the police force. A number of young men say police plucked them from the street and shaved their heads recently, apparently because the officers didn't approve of their hairstyles.

Venezuelans Stock Up On Toilet Paper Amid Shortage

The government of President Nicolas Maduro announced this week that it would import 50 million rolls of toilet paper to meet the growing demand. The oil-rich country already suffers from a shortage of medicine, milk and sugar.

Select Young Afghans Chosen As Commandoes In Training

From the Afghan capital Kabul, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to Gen, Joseph Dunford, the commander of all U.S. and international forces there. They discuss the challenges of the current situation on the ground, and look ahead to the withdrawal of NATO combat troops in 2014.

Are Buddhist Monks Involved In Myanmar's Violence?

When tightly controlled societies open up, long-suppressed sectarian tensions can flare. That's been happening in Myanmar. And the twist is that Buddhist monks, widely viewed as pacifists, are part of this rising Buddhist nationalism.