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Syrian Rebel Stronghold On The Verge Of Government Takeover

The Syrian city of Homs has been a rebel stronghold since the anti-government uprising began. But one rebel tells NPR that they're low on ammunition and medical gear.
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Avalanche Sweeps 12 Sherpas Off Mt. Everest

Twelve sherpas died in a recent avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Conrad Anker explains that the guides were helping prepare a route for hundreds of climbers expected for the coming summer season.
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Bringing Poetry And High Culture To Sao Paulo's Periphery

Poetry in an unlikely place: In a grim urban shanty town in the middle of Sao Paulo, budding poets from the poorest sections of Brazilian society get together weekly to compose and recite poetry.
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Putin Tries To Sell Ukraine's Muslims On Russian Rule

Russian President Putin is reaching out to Muslims in Crimea. Professor Robert Crews tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn that Putin is trying to build alliances in the Muslim world to weigh against the West.
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Captain, 2 Crew Members Arrested In S. Korea Ferry Sinking

The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
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Polio Threatens To Spread Through Central Africa

A polio outbreak in Cameroon has spread to Equatorial Guinea and threatens to move throughout Central Africa. Before the outbreak, Equatorial Guinea had been free of polio for nearly 15 years.
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Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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Agreement Could Avert Ukrainian Civil War

World leaders agreed to end the occupation of Ukrainian government buildings by pro-Moscow militants. But militants have said Kiev's government must step down first. Ari Shapiro talks to Wade Goodwyn.
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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.
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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

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