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Suarez Ban Is 'Excessive,' Bite Victim Says

Days after being bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez during a World Cup match, Italy's Giorgio Chiellini says Suarez's four-month ban from soccer is too harsh.
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Ukraine Signs Trade Deal With EU, Risking Russia's Ire

The economic deal, which comes as a tense cease-fire is set to expire Friday in Ukraine, also includes two other former Soviet states, Moldova and Georgia.
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Travel Freedom Raises Questions About U.S. Policies Toward Cuba

After being away for decades, many members of the first generation of Cuban-American exiles are returning to their native land. But there are still many uneasy with the relaxed travel restrictions.
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ISIS Forged A Coalition To Seize Much Of Iraq, How Solid Is It?

Steve Inskeep talks to counterterrorism expert David Kilcullen, a former adviser to the U.S. military in Iraq, and journalist Rania Abouzeid, who has tracked the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
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Refugees From Eastern Ukraine Wonder When They Can Go Home

Ukraine and Russia give different estimates of how many have been displaced by fighting in the eastern provinces, but they agree that people are being forced from their homes in battle-scarred cities.
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Despite Losing To Germany, U.S. Advances In World Cup

The U.S. men's soccer team moves on to the World Cup's round of 16. They lost to Germany, but advance because Portugal beat Ghana. The team will get to rest a bit before playing Belgium on Tuesday.
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Cuba's Black Market Loosens Government Control Of Information

David Greene met with two journalists on his trip to Cuba. One hosts a show at a state-run radio station. The other runs an independent news agency and distributes material by hand and USB drive.
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Iraq's Ethnic Kurds See Opportunity In Nation's Chaos

As the Iraqi army crumbled before militants this month, the nation's ethnic Kurds are taking back long-sought areas and revisiting the dream of declaring themselves an independent state.
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A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot

On June 28, 1914, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked World War I. NPR's Ari Shapiro takes a tour of the city and learns the improbable story behind that shot heard round the world.
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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

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