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Western Sanctions On Russia Are 'A Shot Across The Bow'

Russian officials were dismissive of the limited sanctions announced by the West. But some say the punitive measures are the opening bid in a broader effort to rein in Russia's ambitions.
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Debate: It May Be Flexing Its Muscles, But Is Russia A Marginal Power?

In the past year, Russia has given asylum to Edward Snowden, hosted the Olympics and attempted to annex Crimea. Teams debate Russia's role on the world stage in the latest Intelligence Squared U.S.
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Air France Relatives Have Sad Bond With Malaysia Air Families

One group that knows about "days of utmost anxiety" reaches out to another. In 2009, Air France Flight 447 crashed in the Atlantic. Debris was found after 5 days. Bodies weren't recovered for 2 years.
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Britain Plans New 12-Sided £1 Coin To Combat Counterfeiting

The new coin is being described as the most secure ever produced, but it won't be introduced until 2017.
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'Saint Death' Now Revered On Both Sides Of U.S.-Mexico Frontier

Santa Muerte, or Saint Death, used to be an underground folk saint in Mexico. Now she's also popular in the U.S. So popular, in fact, that the Vatican has denounced her.
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Ukraine Says It's Preparing A Plan To Withdraw From Crimea

Russia has moved to take Crimea from Ukraine. Tuesday, a Ukrainian officer was shot and killed. Wednesday, men thought to be part of a Crimean "self-defense force" stormed another Ukrainian facility.
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Borderland: A Journey Along The Changing Frontier

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep traveled the length of the U.S.-Mexico border to explore how the two countries are linked — and how they are separated.
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Missing Jet's Mysterious Turn May Have Been Plotted Early In Flight

There are reports that it appears someone programmed a new course into the navigation system before the cockpit's routine-sounding last voice message. That adds to evidence of a deliberate act.
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Will Economic Sanctions Impact Russia?

It's not easy for the U.S. to put effective sanctions on Russia. But even Russians need to use U.S. financial institutions, and you pressure a country by limiting access to dollars and world markets.

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