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Religious Orders Use Pope's Visit To Recruit Young Postulants

The center of World Youth Day in Brazil is of course, hearing Pope Francis address the faithful. But it's also a chance for the Church to get young people to join their orders. More than 130 groups have set up a kind of job fair in Rio to make their pitch.
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Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

European leaders were outraged over revelations of NSA surveillance. But in many countries, wiretapping by law enforcement agencies is legal and privacy safeguards are weaker. Still, comparisons can be misleading.
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Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe And The Countries They Shaped

Before they came to power, Mandela and Mugabe had remarkably similar lives. But then their fortunes diverged, with Mandela becoming a global icon and Mugabe presiding over country that has been in decline.
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Crackdown In Egypt Shows Shift In Military's Approach

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi clashed with authorities in one of the country's deadliest days in years. Though each side tells a different version of what caused the violence, analysts say it signals a change in how the military will handle the Muslim Brotherhood.
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More Than 1,000 Prisoners Escape In Massive Libyan Jailbreak

It wasn't immediately clear if the incident was related to a day of nationwide protests against the assassination of a prominent political activist.
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Train Driver Held In Spain Following Deadly Derailment

Authorities says the man, released on Saturday from a hospital, is being detained on suspicion of negligent homicide.
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Scores Killed As Egypt Demonstrations Turn Deadly

Protests escalated into a bloody standoff with security forces overnight, with the Muslim Brotherhood saying protesters were shot by police.
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Egypt Demonstrations Turn Deadly

Dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi were shot by security forces Saturday. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks to NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the latest from Egypt.
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Public Opinion May Give Russia An Edge In Snowden Case

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden remains in diplomatic limbo in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, an irritant to Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has little sympathy for Snowden, but doesn't want to appear to cave in to U.S. demands for his return.
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When It Comes To Extraditions, Russia Often Cooperates

Moscow has refused to extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden to the U.S., but the country cooperates with former Soviet states. Russia has also cooperated with Western governments in some cases.

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