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Burundi Genocide Survivor: Running Eases Mind

Twenty years ago today, Burundi's first democratically elected Hutu president was assassinated by Tutsi extremists. It sparked a genocide. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with survivor Gilbert Tuhabonye about how forgiveness — and running — helped him heal.
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Britain To Build New Nuclear Plant, Bucking European Trend

The plant, to be built by a French company, would be the first in Britain in 20 years. France and Britain are among the few European nations that are planning an energy future with a strong nuclear component. Across much of the continent, existing plants are being phased out, most notably in Germany.
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Syria's Grinding War Takes Toll On Children

Two million Syrian children have been displaced by the war. Many have witnessed violence and experienced trauma that could have life-long consequences. One of the biggest challenges for international aid agencies is healing the invisible scars of the youngest victims.
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Hurricane Raymond Strengthens As it Moves Toward Mexico In Pacific

Hurricane Raymond has been upgraded to a Category 3 storm in the Pacific Ocean, as it drifts toward Mexico's southwest coast. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center say it could gain strength in the next day or so.
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These Cats Are Mules: Kitties Smuggle Goods Into Prisons

Reports are coming in from around the world about drugs, cellphones, tools and other things being strapped to cats who then slip into prison yards. According to the stories, the cats aren't talking.
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First Polio Cases Since 1999 Suspected In Syria

Syria used to have one of the highest rates of polio vaccinations in the region. But since the civil war began, rates have plummeted. Now the crippling virus has likely returned to the country, health officials say. Initial tests indicate that polio has paralyzed at least two children.
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France, Mexico Latest Nations Reportedly Spied On By U.S.

New documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden allege that the U.S. collected information from millions of French phone calls and tapped into the emails of Mexico's president. France has demanded an explanation.
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Headlines From Around The World

The headlines are from a cross section of news organizations around the world. Monday's stories range from NSA spying in France to Mexico's soccer team.
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For The Ultimate Getaway, Why Not South Sudan?

You may not find South Sudan at the top of most dream destination lists, but the authors of a new travel guide say the young country, long isolated by a violent civil war, has much to offer tourists in search of wildlife, culture and natural beauty.
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'Captain Phillips': A First-Time Actor, Opposite Tom Hanks

Actor Barkhad Abdi plays the ruthless leader of Somali pirates in the film Captain Phillips. To train for the role, Abdi learned how to swim, handle weapons, drive a skiff — and act.

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