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U.S. Women's World Cup Team To Face Sweden, Ex-American Coach

There's no love lost between these two soccer teams. Sweden's Pia Sundhage was critical of some of the U.S. players she used to coach. The U.S. team is looking for its second consecutive win.
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In The Rolling Hills Of Galway, Spirit Of W.B. Yeats Lives On

Saturday marks the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, one of the 20th century's greatest poets. In far western Ireland's County Galway, Yeats found inspiration in the people and landscape.
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How Little Red Dots Could Help Women And Babies Stay Healthy

A nonprofit in India is using bindis to give women an extra boost of iodine — a micronutrient that's especially critical during pregnancy.
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Scottish First Minister: 'Independent Scotland Would Be A Powerful Voice'

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish first minister, who is visiting the U.S. for the first time since she took the top spot in Scottish leadership.
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Rupert Murdoch Plans To Step Down As CEO Of 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch plans to step down as CEO of 21st Century Fox. He will be replaced by his son, James.
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As Egyptian Activists Vanish, Suspicion Falls On The Security Forces

Egyptian activists disappeared in years past and now it's happening again, according to human rights groups. They are again blaming the security forces, who have been cracking down on dissent.
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EU Launches Antitrust Probe Of Amazon's E-Book Business

The European Union's executive arm announced Thursday that it will investigate the e-tailing giant's contracts with publishers. At issue are a few key clauses that might give Amazon an unfair edge.
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Beating The Odds: Student Flees Cameroon With Family, Starts Anew In D.C.

Georges Ngayap, 19, is a high school senior who came to this country as an asylum seeker just two years ago, and his tale of perseverance will inspire you.

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One Man, One Mountain, One Family Milestone To Conquer

Brian Whitmer's father and grandfather both died of heart attacks at 54. So when he saw that age coming, he responded in an unusual way -- by deciding to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Trio Of Astronauts Return To Earth After Record-Breaking ISS Mission

Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti surpassed a space endurance record for a female spacefarer.

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