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Brazil Enslaved

Slavery in Brazil lasted until 1888, longer than anywhere in the Americas. Its final years coincided with the rise of photography. A vast archive of images sheds light on the lives of enslaved women.
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Blasts At Restaurant In India Kill Scores

The massive explosions were traced to cooking gas cylinders, but officials say the restaurant was located next to a house that store construction explosives.
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In Hungary, Migrants Wait To Travel West

Austria has halted all train traffic from Hungary, after 12,000 migrants arrived in a single day. Now there's a backlog of migrants at Budapest's main station who want to travel west.
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Seeking Asylum, A Syrian Woman Struggles To Get Family Out

Mais Istanbelli left her home in Aleppo before the civil war began Syria. She's in Sweden, but her family is still in Syria. She tells NPR's Scott Simon what she's hearing from her relatives back home.
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Young Migrants, Some Arriving Without Parents, Seek A Safe Place

In Munich last weekend, 195 children seeking asylum showed up alone. The growing number of unaccompanied minors presents a special challenge to German authorities, who generally don't deport children.
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Previous Papal Visits Changed Little, But Cubans Hopeful For Pope Francis

John Paul II urged openness during his 1998 tour of the island, but progress has been slow in the 17 years since. Pope Francis, who helped reopen U.S. relations, arrives next week.

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E.U. Countries Consider Proposed Refugee Quotas Ahead Of Debate

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Dimitris Avramopoulos, European commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, about proposals to confront the migrant crisis in Europe.
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Parish In Vienna Welcomes Refugees Ahead Of Pope's Plea

NPR's Audie Cornish interviews Rev. Peter Schipka, general secretary of the Austrian Bishops Conference, about the Pope's call for parishes to take in refugees. His parish welcomed refugees in June.
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Republicans To Democrats On Iran Nuclear Deal: You Own This

The White House and Democratic allies on Capitol Hill appear to have rebuffed Republican attempts to derail the Iran nuclear deal. Now, Republicans are saying to them: you own it.
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Switzerland To Announce Winner Of National Anthem Contest

Switzerland wants a new anthem, and its multiyear contest to pick a replacement ends this weekend. NPR takes a look at the finalists.

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