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Swedish Appeals Court Upholds Detention Order For Julian Assange

Prosecutors want to question the WikiLeaks founder, who has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, over allegations that he sexually assaulted two women in 2010.
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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells

Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

In the town of Hildesheim, video consoles are in place on on either side of road, allowing strangers to face off in a version of the classic arcade game Pong.
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Hotel Charges Couple Extra For Bad Review

Tony and Jan Jenkinson gave the Broadway Hotel in England a bad review. The hotel charged them $125 — saying they had a no bad review policy. Their money has since been refunded.
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What The U.S. Could Learn From Japan's Latest Recession

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel about what's gone wrong with Japan's economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.
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Pew Report Indicates Illegal Immigration Is Leveling Off

Immigration politics are taking center stage. Arun Rath talks to the Pew Research Center's Jeffrey Passel about the declining number of undocumented immigrants arriving from Mexico.
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To Quell Controversy, Mexico's First Lady Will Sell Mansion

She says she'll divest herself of the villa after her ownership became clouded by questions of corruption and conflict of interest. It's the latest challenge to her husband, President Pena Nieto.
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Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan's Economic Recovery

The ultimate aim of Japan's effort to revive the economy is to give consumers the confidence to start buying again. Weak consumer confidence has hit big-ticket purchases hardest.
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After Fighting Crime, Ex-Guatemala Attorney General Moves To U.S.

Steve Inskeep talks to Claudia Paz y Paz who scored convictions against organized crime and an infamous ex-general. Paz y Paz overhauled a prosecutor's office in a country better known for corruption.
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Sen. Sanders Weighs In On Foreign Policy Issues

Vermont's Bernie Sanders says his main focus is on working-class Americans. But the independent senator says he might run for president — putting foreign policy issues in his hands.

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