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New Discovery Shows Spanish Imprint In U.S.

When people think of U.S. history, they often jump to the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. But a new archaeological discovery shows just how far inland Spanish explorers traveled, decades before the English arrived. Kenneth C. Davis talks about some of the hidden Spanish history in the U.S.
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Italy's First Black Minister Finds Herself A Target Of Slurs

Congo-born Cecile Kyenge's appointment in April as integration minister was hailed as a landmark for diversity. Instead, the mood of racial progress in Italy has suffered. The debate highlights growing intolerance and what the prime minister has called a shameful chapter for the country.
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India Unveils Locally Built Aircraft Carrier

The INS Vikrant cost $5 billion and was beset by delays, but the vessel gives India an ego boost over its more powerful neighbor China. With Monday's announcement, India joins a select group of countries that have built their own aircraft carriers.
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Taxi Riders In Oslo Surprised By Who's Driving Them Around

As part of his re-election campaign, the Norwegian prime minister went under cover as a cab driver for one day in June. A video of the stunt was just released. In it, some passengers are shocked to see their leader taking fares, others were just very critical about his driving skills.
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Ahead Of Peace Talks, Israel Expands Settlements

Just days before U.S. brokered peace talks are to resume, the Israeli government has cleared the way for construction of more than a thousand new housing units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. The move is sure to cast a shadow over the talks, but Israeli expectations for the talks are already very low.
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Mexican Court Frees Drug Lord In DEA Agent's Death

The U.S. is furious over Mexico's early release of jailed drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero — who was serving a 40 year sentence for murdering a U.S. drug enforcement agent in 1985. Renee Montagne talks to Tracy Wilkinson, of the Los Angeles Times, who recaps the case, the milestone it represented in U.S.-Mexican relations and why a Mexican court freed Quintero early.
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Egypt's Government Warns Protest Camps Could Be Seized

In Cairo, a large gathering of supporters of ousted President Morsi are anticipating clashes with security forces. Egypt's Ministry of Interior says the camps could come under siege at any time. Protesters have their own barricades in place in preparation.
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Too Much, Too Fast: China Sees Backlash From Massive Growth

Years of rapid industrial expansion have left many parts of China contending with thick smog and dirty water. The move comes at a time when China is trying to shift away from the investment-led economic model that has generated such dizzying growth in recent years, but the global economic downturn has made the transition a lot more challenging.
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The Complications Of Getting Running Water In The West Bank

Rawabi, a privately developed Palestinian community, sits in the West Bank. The first residents are due to move in later this year, but its developer is worried about water. To get a pipe laid, Rawabi needs Israeli permission. Israel has cooperated, but the Palestinian developer says the cooperation has been "very slow and always incomplete."
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Honduran Street Artist Paints A New Image For His Country

In Honduras, there's a masked man on a mission to change his country's violent image. He calls himself the Maeztro Urbano, the "Urban Master." By day, he works in advertising; at night, he covers city walls with pictures of weapons turning into balloons or fat bureaucrats spending money on art, not guns. This story originally aired on Morning Edition on July 23, 2013.

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