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Greek PM Steps Down, Calls New Elections, In Wake Of Bailout Deal

Alexis Tsipras, fresh from a bruising battle to push a European bailout plan through parliament, will resign ahead of fresh elections set for Sept. 20.
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A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

Alt.Latino talks to a bandleader with deep roots in Cuban music and a role in current events. O'Farrill just released a new album called Cuba: The Conversation Continues.
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African Diaspora International Film Festival

This year's African Diaspora International Film Festival features a film from the burgeoning Ethiopian movie industry and a documentary about President Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham. We speak with the festival's director and two filmmakers.

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New Rules Go Into Effect At Busy U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing

At the San Ysidro crossing between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico is requiring foreign pedestrians to show a passport and fill out entry paperwork.
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Danny Becomes First Hurricane Of Atlantic Season

The storm, tracking westward toward the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean, now has sustained winds of nearly 75 mph.
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Officials: 'Highly Unlikely' Bangkok Bombing Was Work Of Foreign Terrorists

Police say they've cleared a man who turned himself in after he was identified in a video leaving a backpack at the Erawan shrine moments before the explosion.
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Zero Ebola Cases Reported In Sierra Leone, As Epidemic Peters Out

A year ago, West Africa was reporting more than 500 new Ebola cases each week. This week, the region had just three. Could the epidemic finally be grinding to a halt?
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North And South Korea Trade Artillery Fire; No One Is Hurt

Joint exercises between the U.S. and South Korea have raised tensions in the region. Thursday's exchange was the first time the North and South had traded fire in five years.
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Chinese Government Looks To Assign Blame In Warehouse Explosions

Official Chinese news media report that two owners of the Tianjin warehouses, the site of explosions that killed more than 100 people, confessed to using political influence to avoid safety rules.
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Tired Of City-Life Stresses, Many Chinese Return To Farming

For many rural Chinese, the dream is to live in a big city. But some people are now rejecting urban life and moving back to the countryside to grow safer food and enjoy a more tranquil existence.

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