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FBI Director Brings Silicon Valley Encryption Fight To Capitol Hill

FBI Director James Comey went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to make a case for Silicon Valley companies to continue to let law enforcement monitor communications over encrypted devices.
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Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Found Mentally Unfit For Genocide Retrial

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with documentary filmmaker Pamela Yates about Guatemalan ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who was declared mentally unfit for trial Tuesday by Guatemala's forensic authority.
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China's Economic Downturn Needs To Happen To Boost Consumption

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Patrick Chovanec, chief strategist with Silvercrest Asset Management group, about the Chinese stock market and the impact on the U.S. and global economy.
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Lead Prosecutor Brings Gandhi-Like Attitude To Brazil's Corruption Scandal

In Brazil, one of the biggest corruption scandals in its history has an unlikely hero. He is a 35-year-old Harvard educated lawyer who says his inspiration is Gandhi.
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Russia Vetoes U.N. Proposal To Call Srebrenica 'Genocide'

Twenty years ago, the international community failed to protect Bosnian Muslims in what was supposed to be a United Nations safe zone in Bosnia. Russia blocked a UN Security Council resolution on Wednesday that would have condemned the Srebrenica massacre as an act of genocide.
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Greeks Brace For Shortages At Home, Await Word On Fate From Abroad

Greeks are increasingly worried as they confront an eighth day of closed banks and limited withdrawals. Meanwhile, people are running short of money for essentials.
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Greece's Tsipras Tells EU Leaders He Wants 'Socially Just' Solution To Crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appeared before European Parliament on Wednesday to propose what he called a "fair and viable solution" to the country's economic crisis.
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Kurdish Forces Retake Ground From Self-Declared Islamic State In Syria

With the help of U.S. airstrikes, Kurds in Syria have taken ground from the self-declared Islamic State. But that could alienate Arab rebel groups — wary of the Kurds — who the U.S. needs to take on the extremists.
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Caine Prize Winner: Literature Is Not A Competitive Sport

Namwali Serpell promised to split the award's winnings with her fellow nominees. For the Zambian writer, it's one step toward changing the structure of the prestigious prize for African authors.
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This Must Be A First: Alpacas Blessed In Nation's Capital

Peru brought its tradition of praying for alpacas to the U.S. And there's good reason to wish the animals well. Their fiber — softer and warmer than wool — provides a livelihood for many Peruvians.

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