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Kerry Tries To Calm Tensions Over Netanyahu Visit

The Secretary of State said the Israeli prime minister is welcome to speak in the U.S. and that the White House does not want to see his address to Congress become "a political football."
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Avalanches Kill Nearly 250 In Afghanistan

The latest avalanches, in the Panjshir Valley north of the capital, Kabul, have cut off villages in the area for almost a week.
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Venezuela Cuts American Embassy Staff, Restricts U.S. Travel

President Nicolas Maduro accused Washington of "gringo" meddling and placed several individuals, including George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Marco Rubio on a list of people banned from the country.
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In Israel, Jewish Divorce Is Only Granted By Husband's Permission

An Israeli film now playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step to see the film themselves.
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Opposition Rally In Moscow To Mourn Boris Nemtsov

The Russian opposition leader was gunned down in Moscow in Friday in what many of his supporters believe was a directed political assassination.
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Israelis See Netanyahu's U.S. Speech As Last-Ditch Pitch For Votes

Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.
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Thousands March In Moscow In Memory Of Murdered Putin Critic

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff, who was at the march.
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Spain's Muslim Business Owners Feel Squeezed By New Zoning Proposals

Catalonia is home to mainland Spain's largest Muslim population. But politicians in one area are proposing laws to "protect traditional Spanish businesses" that Muslim leaders say are discriminatory.
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ISIS Destroys Objects That Record Region's History Of Cultural Diversity

Video has surfaced of ISIS militants smashing ancient artifacts on display in the Mosul, Iraq, museum. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Axel Plathe, UNESCO's Iraq director, on the huge loss.
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The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?

Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.

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