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What's At Stake In Elections In Venezuela And Pakistan

Presidential elections are on the horizon for Venezuela and Pakistan, and with them could come big changes. Venezuelans vote Sunday, their second time at the polls in the last year, and Pakistan's general election will be held on May 11.
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Japanese Carmakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

About 3.4 million vehicles produced since 2000 are subject to the recall due to faulty airbag inflators.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The world braces for a possible missile launch by North Korea. Al-Qaida in Iraq merges with a Syrian rebel group. And the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Amid Korean Tensions, Kerry To visit Seoul

There are expectations that North Korea might test fire a missile or missiles in the next few days in a gesture of defiance. U.S. and South Korean forces are on heightened alert, and relations with the North will be the prime topic of talks when Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul on Friday.
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How Hugo Chavez's Policies Affected Ordinary Venezuelans

Ahead of this weekend's election to elect a successor to the late President Hugo Chavez, Morning Edition visits a poor neighborhood which was a center of support for Chavez during his 14 years in power.
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Mon Dieu! Louvre Shuts For A Day Over Pickpockets

Striking workers say the pickpockets who operate inside the galleries have become increasingly aggressive.

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