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Critics Worry Visa Waivers Could Allow Foreign Fighters To Slip In

The Visa Waiver Program allows visitors from Europe and other allies to enter the U.S. without visas. Defenders of the program say it can be used as leverage in talks with participating countries.
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Beloved Japanese Author Answers Questions At 'Mr. Murakami's Place'

Haruki Murakami is a best-selling author and perennial Nobel Prize contender, but rarely gives interviews. For a limited time, a website is giving fans a chance to engage with the reclusive writer.
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Nigeria Thwarts Boko Haram Attack On Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants have attacked the outskirts of the heavily-fortified city of Maiduguri for the second time in a week. Nigerian officials say the rebel's attack has been contained.
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The Theft Of An Infant Son: In Pakistan, A Not-Uncommon Crime

Shazia Zia's newborn baby boy was taken from a maternity ward less than a day after she gave birth in Islamabad, and the family, hospital authorities and police officials disagree over who's to blame.
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Egypt Frees Journalist Accused Of Aiding Muslim Brotherhood

Australian journalist Peter Greste has been freed by Egyptian authorities. The Al-Jazeera reporter had been imprisoned for months accused of aiding the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.
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Heavy Fighting Resumes In Eastern Ukraine As Truce Talks Collapse

Russian-backed rebels are shelling a strategic rail hub in the Donetsk region a day after cease-fire discussions fell apart.
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Examining The Role Of Citizen Journalism In Mexico

The rise and fall of citizen journalism in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico is deeply chronicled by writer Eric Benson in the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. He sits down with NPR's Arun Rath.
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Deadly Clashes Rage In East Ukraine

Fierce fighting over the weekend has displaced thousands in Ukraine. NPR's Arun Rath talks with NPR's Corey Flintoff, who is stationed in Svyatogorsk, about the latest news for Eastern Ukraine.
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Getting The News To West African Youth, Through Hip-Hop

In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 15, 2015.
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Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Activists Stage New Protest

Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.

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