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On A Visit To Kenya, Obama Addresses Fight Against Extremists

President Obama made an official visit to the capital of Nairobi on Saturday, where he's speaking at the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. He also met with leaders in the region.
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Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

The announcement comes just days after the publisher said it was selling The Financial Times.
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In Syria, Chlorine Attacks Continue To Take A Toll

Activists say the Syrian regime continues to attack its people with chlorine gas — with little reaction from an international community once focused on preventing Syria's use of chemical weapons.
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Obama, Kenyan President Discuss Deeper Counterterrorism Ties

The president and his Kenyan counterpart, Uhuru Kenyatta, also addressed the delicate issue of the country's poor record on gay rights.
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Obama Gets A Warm Welcome In His Father's Homeland

There's a festive air in Nairobi with the arrival of President Obama for his first visit since being elected. His focus is on promoting African entrepreneurs and getting electricity to rural areas.
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Traffic Takes A Tremendous Global Toll, But Cheap Fixes Can Save Lives

It's a global issue, and deaths are often high in the developing world. A new report looks at inexpensive ways to cut down on fatalities.
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Put An Herb In It: Lebanon's Fresh Approach To Beer And Cocktails

Herbs like za'atar and sumac have long been stars of Lebanese cuisine. Now they're moving out of the kitchen and into beers and cocktails, infusing them with a patriotic taste.
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Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

American broadcaster Willis Conover was known around the world in places like Prague, Moscow and Warsaw, but not so much at home. For more than 40 years, he hosted a jazz show on the Voice of America.
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When Detecting Land Mines, The Nose Knows — Or, In This Case, The Trunk

In Angola, elephants avoid leftover land mines by using their prodigious sense of smell. The U.S. Army took notice — and now it's hoping to learn from elephants how to develop a better detector.
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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Eligible For Parole In November

Obama administration sources tell NPR they won't try to stop the release of Jonathan Pollard, who was convicted of spying for Israel and is eligible for parole in the fall.

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