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In Germany, Seasonal Eating As Way Of Life — And Excuse To Celebrate

Many fruit and vegetables just aren't available year-round in German grocery stores. So when favorites like asparagus are in season, Germans fill their baskets ... and throw some parties.
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Will Monday's Greek Debt Talks Result In A Deal?

Greece needs help to make a loan payment at the end of the month, but its government refuses to enact the economic reforms its creditors are demanding. The threat of a run on Greece's banks is complicating current negotiations, which will continue Monday at a summit meeting of Greek and eurozone leaders.
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From California To Kathmandu, Task Force 2 Responds To Disasters

An elite search-and-rescue team from Los Angeles County is always ready to respond to emergencies around the world — most recently, in earthquake-ravaged Nepal.
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Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine

Like young adults everywhere, soldiers in the Russian military are fond of documenting their doings via social media. One journalist traced a soldier's presence in Ukraine through his photos online.
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Report: ISIS Lays Mines Around Ancient Sites In Palmyra

The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it isn't clear whether the move is meant to secure the ancient treasures from government forces or to destroy them.
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Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst

Treated sewage water accounts for half the water used by Israel's farms. Entrepreneurs are experimenting with ways to cut costs and to ensure that the 86 percent of wastewater that's recycled is safe.
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For A British Man, Fighting ISIS Was Simply The Right Thing To Do

Macer Gifford — an alias he uses to protect his family — left his job as a financial trader in London to fight ISIS in Syria. He lost much of what he had, but says he never regretted his decision.
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German Protesters Exhume Migrant Graves To Shock Europe Into Action

Germans activists want Europe to accepting more of the millions fleeing the world's conflict zones. They're exhuming migrants from unmarked graves in Italy and reburying them in Berlin.
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35,000 Bend It With Modi As India Launches World Yoga Day

Led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tens of thousands of government officials, soldiers and students performed yoga in New Delhi Saturday for the first-ever International Day of Yoga.
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French Ecology Minister Calls For A Nutella Boycott

She asked consumers to stop eating Nutella because it's made with palm oil, which contributes to deforestation. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Glenn Hurowitz, managing director of Climate Advisers.

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