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Revelations Of British Pedophile Ring Spur Flood Of Abuse Reports

There were whispers of a pedophile ring at the highest levels of British government. Revelations suggest those rumors had substance and that a culture of deference helped hide child abuse for decades.
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U.S.: Venezuelan Officials Involved In Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

Steve Inskeep talks to Juan Forero of The Wall Street Journal about his report that officials are being investigated for allegedly turning the country into a hub for cocaine and money laundering.
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ISIS Takes Control Of Syria's Ancient City Of Palmyra

The self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has taken the Syrian city of Palmyra, known for its well-preserved antiquities. It also has gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
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U.S. Engagment Against ISIS Can't Be Timid, Retired Marine General Says

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Marine General Gregory Newbold about what the U.S. is doing right, or wrong, in its efforts to militarily contain the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS.
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Why A Chinese Government Think Tank Attacked American Scholars

The think tank's article says professors are miscasting the history of the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's big for the Communist Party, which is invested in history — and who interprets it.
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WHO Calls For $100 Million Emergency Fund, Doctor 'SWAT Team'

The World Health Organization isn't ready for the next pandemic or international health crisis, so the agency's leader is calling for major reforms. But will the changes be enough?
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Islamic State Takes Control Of Ancient City Of Palmyra

The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
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For Israel, Soccer Becomes A Geopolitical Football

The head of FIFA visited Israel and the West Bank this week, where Palestinians are petitioning to expel Israel from soccer's governing body — and its biggest international tournaments.
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Netanyahu Cancels Palestinian-Only Bus Plan Just Before Scheduled Start

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Lahav Harkov, Knesset reporter for the Jerusalem Post, about the politics around a plan to require Palestinian laborers from the West Bank to ride Palestinian-only buses.
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'My Fair Lady' Couldn't Actually Dance All Night, So These Songs Had To Go

The musical has some of the best-known songs in Broadway history, but it originally had other tunes that almost no one knows. Some of those songs were recently performed for the first time in decades.

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