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'Transformers' Inspires Chinese Farmer-Artists

Some Chinese farmers have left their plows and taken to welding giant robot replicas in public spaces. The craze follows release of the new Transformers movie, China's biggest-ever box office hit.
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Should NATO Respond To Downing Of Malaysia Flight 17?

Former Navy Adm. James Stavridis tells NPR's Arun Rath what steps the alliance might take in response to the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.
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Plane Crash Is A 'Powerful Tragedy' For The Netherlands

Dutch editor Willem Schouten tells NPR's Arun Rath that people in the Netherlands are saddened and outraged over the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight. Nearly 200 of victims were Dutch.
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Kerry: Evidence Points Clearly To Rebels Shooting Down MH17

The U.S. secretary of state says a mix of U.S. intelligence and social media reports "points a very clear finger at the separatists" having brought down the plane with a surface-to-air missile.
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At Crash Site In Ukraine, Rebels Restrict International Monitors

Separatist rebels at the site of the shot down Malaysia Airlines jet in Eastern Ukraine have been giving restricted access to international monitors Saturday. Corey Flintoff speaks with NPR's Kelly McEvers from Donetsk on the effort and the outcry over the slow pace of the body recovery and evidence gathering.
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With Malaysia Airlines Crash, A Loss For AIDS Research

A number of scientists and others members of the AIDS research community died in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with journalist and editor in chief of HIV Plus magazine Diane Anderson-Minshall about the loss.
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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Remixed And Retweeted

Propaganda has always been a part of war. Social media is expanding the battlefield, but sometimes it also creates a space for mutual respect.
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Kremlin Blacklists 13 Americans In Tit-For-Tat Over U.S. Sanctions

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran and a dozen others are on the list of people who will not be allowed to travel to Russia.
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Dutch Premier Decries 'Utterly Disrespectful Behavior' At MH17 Crash Site

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said he had a "very intense" conversation with Vladimir Putin about the Russian leader using his influence with Moscow-backed rebels to secure access to the scene.
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Extremists Leave A Violent Message In A Small Iraqi Town

The Sunni town fought back when Sunni Muslim extremists from the Islamic State tried to impose their rule. The extremists leveled the town as a warning to Sunnis who won't accept their brutal rule.

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