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Soccer: Tahiti Loses, 10-0, And Keeps Celebrating In Brazil

Thursday's game against Spain was played in a stadium holding a crowd reported at 71,000 people — equal to a bit more than a quarter of the total population of Tahiti. The Pacific players have already met a goal, scoring against Nigeria.
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U.S. Army To Scrap $7 Billion In Equipment In Afghanistan

Military planners for the U.S. Army have decided not to ship back more than $7 billion of equipment — about 20 percent of what the Army brought into Afghanistan. Much of the equipment is being dismantled and sold to the scrap market there — one of the largest military retrogrades in history.
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Obama Travels To Africa

As President Barack Obama travels to Africa, we explore issues on the agenda, including counter-terrorism, human rights and economic development.

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Upheaval In Brazil

As protests continue in Brazil over government corruption and crumbling infrastructure, Kojo and guests explore how grievances about high bus fares and expensive soccer stadiums sparked discontent in the rising global power.

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Protests Spread Across Brazil And Take On New Life

The protests that have erupted in Brazil are rooted in vast economic and social inequalities in the South American nation.
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Kerry Heads Back To Mideast To Reboot Peace Talks

Secretary of State John Kerry is planning another trip to the Mideast. Among his priorities is reviving Mideast peace talks. Robert Siegel speaks with Aaron David Miller, vice president for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar at the Middle East Program with the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the author of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace for more.
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Shiite Fighters Drawn To Fight In Syria By Islamic Prophecy

For the first time in modern history, Shiites are crossing borders to fight against the "evil ones," meaning Sunnis. As Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah has openly admitted, his men are leading battles in Syria, and Iraqi fighters stream in join them, Shiites back at home envision the coming of the hidden imam. They say all the signs in Syria point to the Mahdi's imminent appearance.
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What's In A Name? A Lot If You're A Country

The Afghan government reportedly pulled out of talks because the Taliban used the name Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the plaque of its office in Qatar. It's not the only time disputed names have stymied diplomacy. We look at some past examples.
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After A Surge Of Violence, The Threat Of A New Civil War In Iraq

Since the beginning of April, more than 2,000 people have died in bombings and other attacks in Iraq. NPR foreign correspondent Kelly McEvers, just back from a trip to Baghdad, explains what's behind the recent rise in violence and what's changed since U.S. troops left the country in 2011.
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Second Reported Miracle Paves Way For Pope John Paul's Sainthood

A Costa Rican woman was reportedly cured of a severe brain injury when her family prayed to the late pontiff.

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