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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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To Hear Kids Tell It, Getting Older Is A Real Pain

A British film director recently ran across a book called Happy Birthday! (You Poor Old Wreck). The premise: children imagine what it feels like to be 40. Their predictions — not pretty.
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Key Minister In Brazil's New Government Steps Down After Tape Is Leaked

Secret tapes, street protests and political plots — Brazil is in turmoil and the newly installed government is already in trouble. It all centers on a corruption probe at the state oil company.
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Why Niger Is Having A Horrible Year

Boko Haram attacks have created a potential humanitarian disaster. Thousands of citizens have fled their homes. Refugees from Nigeria are pouring in. And there isn't enough food to feed them all.
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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Bombings In 2 Syrian Coastal Cities

David Greene talks to Sam Dagher of The Wall Street Journal about the significance of recent bombings in the Syria port cities of Tartus and Jableh, not far from Russian military facilities.
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For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'

Britain's farming minister favors leaving the European Union. But some farmers fear losing subsidies and foreign workers if that happens. "As a farmer," says one, "I want to stay in business."
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Venezuela's Government Plays Hardball To Block Opposition's Recall Effort

Day after day, there is less food on the shelves, less power to turn on lights or run businesses and more anger over the difficulties. But opposition efforts to recall the president are being stymied.
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Filipino Americans: Blending Cultures, Redefining Race

In his book The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo explores how Filipino-Americans challenge traditional ideas about race and national identity.
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Obama Lauds Vietnam, Nudges It To Improve Its Human Rights Record

The president pressed for political reforms such as freedom of assembly. He noted that while he was able to meet with some human rights activists on Tuesday, others were barred from attending.
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London Flower Show Hopes You Will Get Into The Garden, Too

Handmade poppies and take-home tips are hallmarks of this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The Royal Horticultural Society wants to use the show to promote the benefits of digging in the dirt.

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