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Brazilian Politician's Fiery Comments Revives Debate On Free Speech

When a member of Brazil's congress said a female colleague "deserves" to be raped, it set off a national debate about hate speech and congressional immunity.
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Former Regime Figure Elected President In Tunisia

Tunisian voters chose a figure from the regime of the ousted dictator for president - opting for slow change rather than risking the chaos that has occurred after uprisings in other countries.
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Obama Considers Listing North Korea A 'Sponsor Of Terrorism' After Sony Hack

The Obama administration is weighing options for a response to North Korea's alleged cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The move comes after the FBI said it had evidence the Pyongyang government was involved.
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How A Cuban Spy Had A Baby While Imprisoned

Sperm from a member of the Cuban Five was delivered to Havana so the prisoner's wife could be artificially inseminated. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley about the Senate staffer who made the delivery.
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The Khoisan Once Were Kings Of The Planet. What Happened?

In the landscape of modern Africa, they are a link to the long-ago past. They know everything about plants and animals. But their way of life — and language of clicks — may be doomed.
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The 85-Year-Old Widow Who's The Symbol Of Spain's Economic Woes

Carmen Martinez Ayuso was evicted from her apartment because her son took out a loan he couldn't repay. Now she's been the recipient of unexpected kindness this holiday season.
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Army General To Determine Fate of Bowe Bergdahl

The Pentagon said action against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could range from no further action to convening a court martial. The Taliban held Bergdahl for five years until his release in a prisoner exchange.
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In Slovakia, Christmas Dinner Starts In The Bathtub

Christmas carp is a holiday mainstay in many central European nations. Traditionally, it swims in the family tub for a day or two, sometimes becoming a sort of pet before it ends up on the plate.
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1 Dead In Protest At Chinese-Backed Copper Mine In Myanmar

The protest at the Letpadaung project comes two years after police forcefully dispersed demonstrators at the site. Villagers had complained of health and environmental problems related to the project.
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7 Stories You Should Have Paid More Attention To In 2014

From Japanese protesters self-immolating in Tokyo to species vanishing from Earth, we learn more about the stories that didn't make headlines in 2014. Share yours using #2014Stories.

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