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Asian Countries Have Nordic Berry Fever, And Finland Can't Keep Up

Japan, China and South Korea have discovered bilberries, lingonberries and cloudberries, which grow wild in Lapland. Exporters want to find a way to cultivate them to better control the supply.
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Migrants Seek New Routes Across Europe After Hungary Seals Border

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Peter Van der Auweraert, senior regional expert on on humanitarian assistance at the International Organization for Migration, about the new options to get across Europe.
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Former British Foreign Secretary Criticizes Response To Migrant Crisis

David Miliband, now the president of the International Rescue Committee, recently visited the Greek island of Lesbos, where thousands of migrants are arriving by boat from Turkey.
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Native Americans Protest Canonization Of Junipero Serra

When Pope Francis canonizes Junipero Serra, he will become the first Hispanic American saint. Analysts see this as an effort to restore the historical balance away from "Anglo-centric" interpretation of U.S. history to the importance of Catholic missions.
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Benjamin Netanyahu To Visit The White House In November

The meeting signals a possible smoothing of relations between the heads of state after the Israeli Prime Minister's critical remarks about Obama's plan to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
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A 'Sense Of Crisis' Now In A Chinese Boomtown Gone Bust

The city of Luliang, in China's coalfields, was to become home to a $5 billion business district. But corruption, reckless pursuit of growth and overcapacity led to a crash in its industrial economy.
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Barcelona Kicks Off Quest For Consecutive Champions League Titles

The Spanish soccer club giant beat Italian side Juventus in June to earn the title of best team in Europe. Wednesday, Barcelona and Roma tied 1-1 in their first game of this year's tournament.
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Don't Take A Deep Breath: Outdoor Pollution Kills 3.3 Million A Year

Even the combined deaths from HIV/AIDS and malaria isn't quite as devastating. The culprits are the usual suspects, like cars and industry, but also cookstoves and ... manure?
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Author Discusses Francis, A Pope Seeking To Change 'The Tone Of The Church'

On the eve of the Pope's first visit to the U.S., journalist Paul Vallely discuses the reforms Francis is making within the Church as well as the teachings that the pope is unlikely to change.
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Stephen Breyer: "The Court And The World: American Law And The New Global Realities"

A conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer: his reflections on recent decisions and why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court needs to be more global in its perspective.

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