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Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

Day after day, there is less food on the shelves, less power to turn on lights or run businesses and more anger over the difficulties. But opposition efforts to recall the president are being stymied.
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Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race

In his book The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo explores how Filipino-Americans challenge traditional ideas about race and national identity.
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Obama Lauds Vietnam, Nudges It To Improve Its Human Rights Record

The president pressed for political reforms such as freedom of assembly. He noted that while he was able to meet with some human rights activists on Tuesday, others were barred from attending.
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London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too

Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.
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Rhino-Horn Trade OK'd By South African Court, Lifting Domestic Ban

International trade of rhino horns is still banned, though illicit trade continues. South Africa has the world's largest rhino population; more than 1,000 were killed by poachers last year.
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WHO's Stern Warning: The World 'Is Not Prepared To Cope' With Pandemics

Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, offered congratulations for victories on the health front — and words of serious concern about the future.
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Bayer Makes $62 Billion Play For Monsanto

Germany's Bayer corporation says Monsanto is worth $62 billion. That works out to a 37 percent premium over Monsanto's stock price from a few days ago. Bayer is sending a signal it is serious about taking over Monsanto, and it's willing to take on a lot of debt in order to do so.
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Right-Wing Political Parties Gain New Popularity In Europe

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Andras Biro-Nagy, co-director and head of research at Policy Solutions think tank in Budapest, about the rise of the right wing in European politics.
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Left-Leaning Candidate Narrowly Wins Austrian Presidential Election

An independent candidate narrowly defeated his far-right opponent in Austria's down to the wire presidential election Monday. The close vote betrays a deeply divided country that the new president has vowed to unite.
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Investigators Conduct Deep Sea Search For EgyptAir Flight 804

A large number of wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 could be in the Mediterranean Sea between Crete and Egypt. Scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory say the sea's depth could make an efficient search difficult.

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