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Germany's Battle Over What May Be Its Last Lenin Statue

East German communism collapsed 25 years ago. But the city of Schwerin still has a Lenin statue, believed to be the last one in Germany. The mayor says it should stay because you can't erase history.
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Court System Not Equipped For Deluge Of Underage Immigrants

This week Congress held a hearing to discuss the influx of unaccompanied children at the border. Ramon Garcia, a county judge in the Rio Grande Valley, talks to NPR's Kelly McEvers about the problem.
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Down Two Key Players, Brazilians Worry About World Cup Prospects

Despite Brazil's win against Colombia in the quarterfinals, fans aren't entirely sure they can win the tournament. One key player is out for an injury; another for racking up too many penalties.
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Islamic State Releases Video It Claims Shows Leader Preaching

The extremist Sunni group released a video it says shows their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in his first public appearance, giving the Friday sermon at a mosque in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.
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American Teen Visiting Israel Reportedly Beaten By Police

The State Department confirms that Tariq Khdeir, 15, is being held by Israeli authorities and may have been beaten while in custody.
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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside.

There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.
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Palestinian Teen 'Burned Alive,' According To Official

The body of the 16-year-old boy, thought to have been kidnapped and murdered by Jewish extremists, was found earlier this week with extensive burns.
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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.
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Indian Nurses Back Home After Being Trapped By Fighting In Iraq

The nurses, most hailing from southern India, had been caught in Mosul since Sunni insurgents seized the city last month.
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In Honduras, Gangs Tell Boys To Join Or Be Killed

A large proportion of young people showing up at the southern U.S. border come from Honduras. Societal pressures there, like poverty and gang violence, are fueling the exodus.

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