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The Cold War Broadcast That Gave East German Dissidents A Voice

In the final years before the Berlin Wall fell, East Germans described their grievances on cassette tapes that were smuggled to West Berlin and then broadcast back to the east on Radio Glasnost.
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Catalonia Readies For Sunday's Independence Vote

Volunteers are preparing ballot boxes and Catalans are rallying in the streets of their capital Barcelona, a day before a non-binding vote on secession from Spain.
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Burned Remains Could Be Those Of 43 Missing Mexican Students

Six weeks ago, 43 students were kidnapped in Mexico. Now three suspects have confessed to killing them and burning their bodies. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mexico City correspondent Carrie Kahn.
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One Year Later, Super Typhoon's Damage Lingers

A year ago, Super Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, leaving a path of destruction. In the city of Tacloban, the damage is less visible, but the effects of the typhoon are still present.
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Hello 'Car Talk,' I Need A Good Car To Get Around Africa

It's not just American drivers who are mourning the death of Car Talk co-host Tom Magliozzi. He reached a global audience as well.
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Mexico Attorney General Says Missing Students Believed Dead

The 43 missing students were kidnapped in Iguala, Guererro. Suspects in the disappearance say the students were killed and their bodies burned in a large dump.
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Obama's Secret Letter To Iranian Leader Details Shared Interest In Fighting ISIS

Robert Siegel talks to Jay Solomon, foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, about the letter President Obama sent to Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei regarding ISIS and the nuclear talks.
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Marine Reflects On Second Battle Of Fallujah, 10 Years Later

In 2004, coalition forces began what would be the bloodiest battle American troops had seen since the Vietnam War. Melissa Block talks with Greg Nichols, who was 19 years old at the time.
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Liberia's 'Flags Of Convenience' Help It Stay Afloat

The weak Liberian economy has been hit by the Ebola crisis. One thing Liberia does have going for it is an unusual export — its flag. The Liberian flag is the second most popular flag flown by international cargo ships and is a huge source of revenue.
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Art Installation Commemorates 25 Years Since Berlin Wall Lost Its Power

On Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall stopped being a barrier between East and West Germany, ushering in the end of communist rule across the Soviet bloc.

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