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A Moth Nicknamed 'Tomato Ebola' Ravages Nigeria's Tomatoes

The president has declared a tomato state of emergency in the northern sector.
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Protests Escalate In France As Labor Groups Face Off With Government

French President Francois Hollande wants to loosen the nation's strict labor code. The country's largest union is fiercely opposed.
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In Historic Hiroshima Visit, Obama To Push For Nuclear-Free World

The city is now synonymous with the deadly nuclear age that began there more than seven decades ago. White House officials stress that Obama will not apologize for the bombing.
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Here's Why Israel's New Defense Minister Is So Controversial

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has named hard-liner Avigdor Lieberman his new defense minister, a move that has ignited a fierce debate inside Israel and beyond.
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'Brexit' Vote Looms As Sides Squabble Over Whether To Leave EU

A month before Britons vote on whether to leave the European Union, Britain's Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch argues leaving would be a bad idea. He talks to Renee Montagne about the upcoming vote.
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7 Decades After U.S. Dropped Atomic Bombs, Obama To Visit Hiroshima

On Friday, Obama visits Hiroshima, the first city to be hit with an atomic weapon. The U.S. dropped another atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Renee Montagne talks to Ken Sasae, Japan's ambassador to the U.S.
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Leader's Death Revives Question: What Is Pakistan's Relationship With The Taliban?

Renee Montagne talks to Mujib Mashal, a reporter with The New York Times, about Pakistan's role in the U.S. drone strike that killed the head of the Taliban over the weekend.
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Mysterious Cave Rings Show Neanderthals Liked To Build

Deep in a French cave, researchers have found numerous ovals of broken stalagmites. They believe the rings were arranged by ancient Neanderthals.
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Swiss School Board Upholds Handshake Policy, Despite Religious Objections

Two Muslim boys had refused to shake hands with their female teachers. The educational body in their area says schools can insist on the custom — and can fine parents if students don't comply.
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Oil Refinery Strikes Spark Gas Shortages In France

Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.

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