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To Eat Authentically Irish This St. Patrick's Day, Go For The Butter

From 3,000-year-old peat bogs to 19th-century Brazil to modern foodies, the love of Irish butter has spread far. The secret to Ireland's deliciously rich, creamy butter is in its rolling green hills.
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Ikea To 32,000 People: No Hide-And-Seek At Our Stores

The company brought the hammer down at its locations in the Netherlands, after more than 32,000 people signed up via Facebook to play at a store in Eindhoven.
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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.
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Bhutan, World's Lowest-Ranked Soccer Team, Advances In World Cup Qualifying

It had been ranked 209th out of 209 national teams — but Bhutan will now progress to the second round of World Cup Qualifying, after beating Sri Lanka in consecutive matches.
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U.S. Returns Dozens Of Looted Artifacts To Iraq

Some of the artifacts date back more than 4,000 years. Among them is the head of a statue of Assyrian King Sargon II, similar to one destroyed by militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.
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Israel's Election: Exit Polls Show Netanyahu's Likud, Opposition In Tight Race

Two exit polls show Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and Isaac Herzog's Zionist Union each with 27 seats in the Knesset. Another shows Likud with 28 and the Zionist Union with 27.
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Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Four tropical cyclones have been sweeping through the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. One slammed into the island nation of Vanuatu. Having four cyclones at once is rare but not unheard of.
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A History Of West Bank Settlements

As Morning Edition wraps up its series on the role of land and identity in the Israel-Palestine conflict, Steve Inskeep talks to Israeli author Gershom Gorenberg about the history of the settlements.
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Boko Haram Said To Train Child Soldiers

Around 80 children discovered at a Boko Haram camp in Cameroon were being trained as child soldiers. Christopher Fomunyoh of the National Democratic Institute describes efforts to help them.
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In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.

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