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30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case

Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana had steadfastly denied having an abortion. She said her unborn baby had died due to medical complications. This week, Congress pardoned her after seven years in jail.
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Fighting Spikes Again In Ukraine

Audie Cornish talks to Kiev-based journalist David Stern about the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.
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European Central Bank To Try Its Hand At Quantitative Easing

The European Central Bank will begin buying up Eurozone country government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. The Federal Reserve implemented a similar program after the 2008 financial crisis, and it is credited with helping to keep the U.S. economy on track.
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Will Netanyahu's Congress Visit Help His Election Prospects?

Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S., about whether he thinks Netanyahu's address to Congress in March will help him with his election a few weeks afterwards.
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Yemen In Chaos Amid Reports Of Government's Collapse

U.S. military advisers are keeping a low profile in Yemen after Huthi rebels staged a near coup. Sources tell NPR that U.S. special operations forces are still doing operations, but nothing to antagonize the Huthis. Meanwhile, White House officials are meeting to see what the changes mean for the counter-terror fight that President Obama lauded as a success only five months ago.
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Prosecutor's Mysterious Death Grips Argentina

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez says she believes Alberto Nisman, a prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, was murdered.
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Netanyahu Accepts Republican Invitation To Address Congress

Lawmakers say the Obama administration is "stiff arming" Congress, keeping them away from diplomacy with Iran. The House Speaker is fighting back, inviting Israel's tough talking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress soon.
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European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.
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Citing Proximity Of Israeli Election, Obama Won't Meet With Netanyahu

A White House spokeswoman, said the U.S. wanted "to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election." Israel's election is March 17. Netanyahu is due to address Congress March 3.
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Hello, I Must Be Squatting

You're a new Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana. A villager comes by. Do you a) give a high-five, b) nod your head respectfully, or c) squat and say "n naa."

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