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Pope To Travel To Holy Land With Rabbi And Muslim Leader

Pope Francis will head to the Middle East this week to preach peace and has asked two friends from Argentina to accompany him, Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Islamic studies professor Omar Abboud.
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How Russia's Shared Kitchens Helped Shape Soviet Politics

In the Soviet Union's communal kitchens, many families jockeyed for one stove. Apartments were crowded, food was scarce and government informants were everywhere. Still, some found joy and connection.
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Thai Army Declares Martial Law But Says It's No Coup

After six months of anti-government protests and the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, the army says it is needed to "keep peace and order."
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U.S. Coast Guard Calls Off Atlantic Search For 4 British Sailors

The U.K.'s most famous yachtsman has joined families of the missing crew members of a 40-foot sailboat in urging that the search resume. The yacht disappeared Saturday.
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Fiery British Imam Found Guilty Of Terrorism Charges

Abu Hamza, an Islamic cleric alleged to have started an al-Qaida camp in the U.S., has been convicted on terrorism charges in a New York courtroom.
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With Cartels On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.
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The Mood In Abuja, Where Missing Schoolgirls Cast Long Shadow

NPR's Gregory Warner talks to Robert Siegel about the mood and politics in the city of Abuja, as Nigeria struggles to deal with the schoolgirl abduction and its growing militant insurgency.
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Charges Of Chinese Cybercrimes To Play Out In American Courts

The Justice Department has filed charges against five members of the Chinese military, alleging that they're hackers who committed espionage against U.S. companies.
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The Blogging Battlegrounds Of Eastern Ukraine

A social media struggle is unfolding in eastern Ukraine, as bloggers on both Ukrainian and separatist sides plead their cases. But many find they face surveillance, trolls and threats as they work.
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For Brazil's Soccer Stars, Careers Often Begin On Makeshift Fields

The soccer-mad country produces some of the world's best players. They often come from shantytowns, where they learn the game playing barefoot in the streets or on dusty fields.

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