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Putin's Out Of The Club For Now: G-8 Is Back To Being The G-7

President Obama and other leaders of the world's biggest industrialized nations say they're not going to summit with Russia in June.
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With Fake Iranian Ship, Filmmakers Take Realism Overboard

A massive vessel is under construction in the water off Iran. An Iranian filmmaker says the craft, which resembles an aircraft carrier, is just a movie prop, but that hasn't stopped speculation from circulating in the U.S. Eric Schmitt of The New York Times explains the situation.
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Venezuelan Attorney General Opens Probes Into Excessive Violence

Venezuela's top state prosecutor has accused security forces of excess in their response to protests. As John Otis reports, the prosecutor announced investigations into alleged human rights abuses.
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In Response to Putin, Western Leaders Hope To Make The Man An Island

The U.S. and EU are trying to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine. By doing so, they hope to create in Moscow a growing sense of isolation from the international community.
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Strong Ties Mean Europeans Must Sacrifice For Sanctions

Gary Hufbauer, senior researcher from the Peterson Institute for International Economics, discusses how Russia's trade relationships with Europe may complicate a sanctions regime.
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News Of Flight 370's Suspected End Is Met With Relatives' Despair

Malaysia's prime minister concluded that Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "ended in the southern Indian Ocean," setting off howls of grief and anger among passengers' families. The search continues for debris that would confirm the flight crashed.
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Missing Jet May Be Thought Lost At Sea, But The Search Carries On

The Malaysian prime minister announced that the missing airliner was likely lost in the Indian Ocean. NPR's Geoff Brumfiel discusses how this was determined and where the search will go from here.
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Crimea Casts Long Shadow In Amsterdam, Where G7 Leaders Meet

A major nuclear summit in the Netherlands is convening more than 50 world leaders, including President Obama. The meeting allows European and U.S. leaders to discuss a concerted response to Russia.
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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.
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A Primer On The Sanctions Against Russia

The sanctions are limited, but have already have had some impact. In the words of Russia's finance minister, they are "definitely a negative" for how Russia's economy is perceived.

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