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When There's Art On The Bus, You'll Get To Your Stop Sooner

A decade ago Kenya banned the practice of covering minibuses — called matatus — with wild images. The concern: window blockage. Now the art is making a comeback, and powerful bus owners are behind it.
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In Iraq, The Final Battle For Tikrit Is Likely To Be The Hardest

The offensive against ISIS in Tikrit is being eyed by Iraq's various factions — including some the U.S. hopes will help take on ISIS elsewhere. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Deborah Amos in Iraq.
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Walking The Longest River In The World

Levison Wood is an adventurer and explorer who recently walked the length of the river Nile. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Wood about his challenging — and also tragic — journey.
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Netanyahu Maintains Focus On Iran As His Voter Support Falls

Israel's parliamentary election is Tuesday, and so far, the race is too close to call. It's turned into a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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From Afghanistan's Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School Of Ideas

Amid the obstructionism and violence of Afghanistan, Aziz Royesh has set up a school in Kabul that has won worldwide acclaim.
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How Far Has The Health Of Moms Come Since 1995?

The rate of women worldwide who die in childbirth has dropped by more than 40 percent over the past two decades. But does this rosy global health statistic overstate the extent of change?
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The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Cocoa is unusually susceptible to disease. Every year, a third of the crop is destroyed, even as the appetite for chocolate grows. That's why the world needs the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre.
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A Glimpse Into Osama Bin Laden's Final Days

NPR's Arun Rath talks with CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen about newly released documents revealing what life was like for Osama bin Laden in the months before he was tracked down and killed in Pakistan in 2011.
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New Statue Of Gandhi Unveiled In Britain's Parliament Square

NPR's Ari Shapiro says the statue underscores how much the U.K.-India relationship has changed since Mohandas Gandhi fought for independence from Britain nearly 70 years ago.
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Nun, Who Tried To Prevent Robbery, Gang Raped In India

The attack on the septuagenarian occurred about 50 miles northeast of Kolkata. Officials have ordered an investigation.

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