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Breast-Feeding Boosts Chances Of Success, Study In Brazil Finds

A study that followed more than 3,000 babies into adulthood found those who were breast-fed had slightly higher IQ test scores, stayed in school longer and earned more money as adults.
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U.S. Loses Control Of Drone Over Syria

The Syrian government said it shot down the drone. A Pentagon official said though it wasn't clear that had happened, the claim was being investigated.
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Tea Tuesdays: South America Runs On Yerba Mate

Legend has it the moon gifted this drink to the Guaraní people of South America. It was banned by the colonial government. The Jesuits made it their most profitable crop. Oh, and the pope drinks it.
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Netanyahu Hopes To Win 4th Term In Israeli Election

Polls are now closed in Israel's parliamentary elections. NPR's Emily Harris says that voter turnout was a little higher than expected Tuesday.
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European Allies Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Germany, Italy, and France have become members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one week after the U.K. joined. The U.S. says there's no need for another international lending institution.
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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.
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U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.
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Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.
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Bhutan One Step Closer To World Cup After Shocking Victory Over Sri Lanka

Bhutan, the world's lowest-ranked soccer team, shocked the world on Tuesday when they beat Sri Lanka in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.
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French Interior Ministry Blocks Websites Promoting Terrorism

In the first use of government powers enacted after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the French Interior Ministry on Monday blocked five websites on the grounds that they promote or advocate terrorism.

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