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Syria's 'DJ Marshall B' Raps About The Pain Of Being A Refugee

The Syrian performer has made his way through Europe while rapping about his experiences: "Lost between heaven and hell, I'm desperately trying to reach the light at the end."
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Boko Haram Resurfaces In West Africa, With Pledge Of Continued Violence

A newly released video by Boko Haram reaffirms the group's allegiance to ISIS and says their campaign of violence continues.
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Prize By Design: How The Nobels Put Artists On Deadline

Each Nobel Prize winner gets a diploma with original artwork interpreting their achievement. That means artists have to figure out how to portray, say, a Higgs boson — and they have to do it quickly.
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In Israel, A New Battle Over Who Qualifies As Jewish

Government rabbis decide who is officially Jewish, which affects issues including marriage and divorce. But religious and political rivals have started their own system for conversion.
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Here's Where Refugees Actually Wind Up

The surge of refugees into Europe this year can give the impression that the Continent is the leading destination. In reality, most flee to neighboring countries and remain for years, if not decades.
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Family Wakes London Neighborhood's Diversity In A Funeral Home

John Harris's family has buried Cockney East Enders in style for generations. But London has changed, so the funeral home now has washrooms for Hindus and will soon make room for Muslim rites as well.
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Abandoned, But No Wasteland: Chernobyl Offers Animals Room To Thrive

Nearly 30 years after a catastrophic nuclear meltdown, something interesting is happening in Chernobyl: In an environment long abandoned — and deemed unsafe — by humans, wildlife is flourishing.
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Taking Stock Of The U.S. Role In Syria

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Harvard professor Stephen Walt about the approach to intervention in Syria by the U.S., and why despite the humanitarian disaster, less might be more.
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In Search Of A Ghost Boat And The 243 On Board

Last summer one of the boats taking migrants across the Mediterranean disappeared. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Eric Reidy of the online journal Medium about the investigation into what happened.
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In Cuba, Building Bridges With Baseball And The Cubs

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker traveled to Cuba this past week for trade talks. In between meetings, she played tourist in Old Havana.

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