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Family Reunions A First Sign Of Conciliation From North's Kim

After decades apart, relatives in North and South Korea are briefly reuniting this week. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Georgetown professor Victor Cha about what it means for the two countries.
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Pope Welcomes New Cardinals, Many From Developing World

The choices reflect the pope's belief that the church leadership should resemble the changing makeup of its members. New cardinals come from the Philippines, Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast and Haiti.
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Should The U.S. Choose Sides In Syria? A Democrat Says 'Yes'

As violence grows in Syria, some in Congress say we should provide more assistance to the opposition. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., about why.
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A Republican View: U.S. Military Should Play No Role Syria

Some in Congress believe sending aid to Syria's opposition forces will drag the U.S. into a war it can't win. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., about his adamant stance.
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Ukrainian President Voted Out; Opposition Leader Freed

Ukraine's parliament has voted to push President Viktor Yanukovych out of office and release his arch-rival, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, from jail.
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Alcoholics Learn To Make Their Own Beer In Canadian Program

In a twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.
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Same Banned Substance Fells German Biathlete, Italian Bobsledder

Former Olympic medalist Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle was "excluded from the team" and left Sochi, German officials say. Italian officials say the same about William Frullani.
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What It Means When The 'Wolf Cries Wolf': Fascism In Ukraine

Robert Siegel speaks with Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale and author of Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, about his recent article on fascism, Russia and Ukraine.
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In Kiev, Leaders Ink A Deal — But Will The People Follow?

After two days of violence and more than 100 deaths, calm has settled in Kiev. Opposition leaders signed a peace deal with the Ukrainian president, but it's unclear whether protesters will embrace it.
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The Ties that Bind Eastern Ukraine To Russia

While Kiev is the epicenter of conflict, the clashes have been felt elsewhere in Ukraine. Sergei Shtukarin of the Center for Political Studies explains the country's Russian-influenced eastern region.

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