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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.
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How To Pitch A Hamburger In A War Zone

Even as Ukraine remains in a military and financial crisis after the upheavals of 2014, Ukrainian business owners are trying to drum up interest from Western investors.
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German Protesters Express Their 'Defensive Nationalism'

More than 17,000 protesters have marched in Dresden protesting what they call the "Islamification of Europe." NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly Die Zeit.
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Argentinian Orangutan May Be Free To Enjoy Some Privacy

Sandra, a shy Orangutan in Argentina, has been granted some legal rights that will allow her some freedom. NPR's Linda Wertheimer tells us more.
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AirAsia Flight Goes Missing With 162 Aboard

An AirAsia plane has disappeared over the Java Sea. The plane took off from Indonesia's second-largest city and was headed to Singapore.
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Adebisi Alimi: Gay Nigerian Actor Puts His Sexuality In The Spotlight

The rising star was the first Nigerian to come out on national TV, was nearly beaten to death in his home and is now an international activist for LGBT rights and for men with HIV.
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AirAsia Plane Missing After Takeoff From Indonesia

Search operations have been suspended for the night after the Airbus A320, with 162 aboard, lost contact with the ground after takeoff from Indonesia. The flight was bound for Singapore.
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Dwarf Galaxy, Long Overlooked, Discovered In Our 'Hood

Tiny Kks3, 7 million light years distant, is made up mostly of star stuff that's just a billion or so years younger than the Big Bang.
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Pakistan Says It's Killed Dozens Of Extremists In Military Operation

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.
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For Cubans In Key West, A Longing To Fill In 'Gaps Of Who We Are'

Some Cuban-American families are rejoicing at the possibility of visiting their homeland, but not everyone has embraced President Obama's new policy toward the island nation.

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