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Le Pen Expelled From French National Front

Jean Marie Le Pen, longtime leader of France's far-right political party, has been ousted after a feud with his daughter, the current party leader.
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U.S.: Islamic State's Deputy Leader Killed In Airstrike

Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, described as running the finance, media, operations and logistics wings of ISIS, was killed on Tuesday near Mosul, U.S. officials say.
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#NPRreads: Decision-Making, And China's Corporate Culture Shock

Also this week: Two years after her husband choked to death, a producer for Morning Edition relates a journey of heartbreak and humor.
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Banksy's 'Dismaland' Living Up To Its Name With Ticket Debacle

The graffiti artist's darkly themed art show in England spurred wild demand for tickets, causing the website to crash. Now people are wondering if the confusion is all part of the show.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece’s prime minister announces his resignation and asks the main opposition party to form a new government. Islamic State militants claim responsibility for a bombing in Cairo. And the International Atomic Energy Agency rejects a report that claims Iran will inspect one of its own military sites. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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An Ex-Husband Can No Longer Demand A Refund Of The 'Bride Price'

In Uganda, a groom's family gives livestock and cash to the bride's family — and asks for a refund if the marriage ends, even if the husband was abusive. As of this month, refunds are banned.
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Greek Leftists Break Away From Ruling Party In Row Over Austerity

A day after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he would step down ahead of fresh elections next month, 25 hardline MPs from his party say they will leave.
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In Rome, Reported Mafia Don Has Lavish Funeral

It included an antique horse-drawn carriage and rose petals dropped from a helicopter. Government officials were angry that this was the message sent as 60 alleged mafia members had trial dates set.
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Inside Iran: A Jewish Journalist's Exclusive Look

Steve Inskeep talks to Larry Cohler-Esses of The Forward, who traveled to Iran for a 7-day reporting trip — marking the first time a Jewish publication had been granted a journalism visa since 1979.
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China Is Weak And Bloated By Government Investment, Experts Say

Steve Inskeep talks to Anne Stevenson-Yang, founder of J Capitol Research, and Patrick Chovanec, of Silvercrest Asset Management, about how the changes in China's economy are affecting U.S. business.

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