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He Never Really Liked Soccer Until He Made A Movie About It

Juan Rendon was not a fan. Then he co-directed This Is Not a Ball, a documentary that took him to the slums of Brazil and to an amputee league in Sierra Leone.
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Jeans 'Designed' By Lions And Tigers To Benefit Japanese Zoo

Three pairs of jeans "distressed" by lions and tigers are up on the block at an online auction to benefit the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi City.
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Ebola 101: The Facts Behind A Frightening Virus

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest and deadliest on record. But many may not understand how the virus works, how painful the symptoms are, and why some victims are able to recover.
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Samsung Faces Allegation That A Chinese Supplier Used Child Labor

But the South Korean electronics company's own recent report on conditions at about 100 Chinese suppliers' factories found no child labor, though it did find other violations.
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In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.
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Nigeria Schoolgirls Still Missing, President Seems Detached

More than 60 women and girls escaped Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria this week. Host Michel Martin catches up on the latest news from the country with the BBC's Tomi Oladipo.
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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.
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Germany Asks Top U.S. Spy In Country To Leave

The move comes in the wake of two cases of espionage allegedly involving the U.S. and amid the fallout from the mass surveillance of Germans by the National Security Agency.
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Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad

The country's National Council on Problem Gambling has been airing a cautionary spot featuring a boy whose father wagers his son's savings on Germany.
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Israel's Netanyahu Says No Cease-Fire In Gaza

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a cease-fire with Hamas is "not even on the agenda," as the U.N. Security Council prepared for a special session on the renewed violence.

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