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Mediator: 'Haven't Achieved Much' At Syrian Peace Talks

On the first day of face-to-face meetings, representatives of the two sides made eye contact, but spoke only through the U.N. mediator.
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Nearly 30 Killed As Egypt Celebrates Revolution's Anniversary

While thousands of Egyptians celebrated throughout the capital, marking the start of the revolution three years ago, Islamist counter-demonstrations were crushed.
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How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

An interactive map shows how measles and whooping cough have made a comeback in the U.S. and Europe, even though they're easily prevented by a few shots. The surge of these diseases coincides with changes in views about vaccine safety.
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Smoker May Have Caused Retirement Home Fire; Dozens Still Missing

The official death toll from the blaze that swept through the Residence du Havre in Quebec province is eight, but 30 people are still unaccounted for in the frozen debris.
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Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated

On Jan. 25, 2011, millions of Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo to demand President Hosni Mubarak step down. Now those who led the revolution have all but disappeared, and iconic Tahrir Square is a bitter place for many — a reminder of a momentary high in a battle they say they have lost.
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American University Of Afghanistan Rocked By Kabul Bombing

When a suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a popular restaurant in Kabul on Jan. 17, two of those who died worked for the American University of Afghanistan. Their deaths have shaken the young campus, which has been largely immune from violence. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to the university's president, C. Michael Smith, about how the bombing has affected both students and faculty.
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A Ghost Ship With Cannibal Rats? A Story Too Grim To Be True

Newspapers from the U.K. to the U.S. were reporting a sensational story this week about an abandoned cruise ship drifting across the Atlantic with a crew of cannibal rats aboard. It sounded too outrageous to be true, so we dug into the story and smelled, well, a rat.
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Security Fears Jangle Olympic Nerves In Sochi

The Olympics are less than two weeks away. The Russian host city of Sochi is busily preparing for the influx of athletes and media, but it's the security preparations that have people talking. Andrei Soldatov, the editor-in-chief of www.Agentura.ru, spoke to NPR's Jacki Lyden about security for the Games.
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Li Wins Australian Open; Ralph Lauren Overdoes Olympic Cardigan

The Australian Open is drawing to a close with Li Na of China winning the women's tournament on Saturday. If Rafael Nadal wins on Sunday, he'll be the first man to win all the majors twice in the era of opens. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine joins NPR's Jacki Lyden to talk tennis and weigh in on the U.S. Olympic team's uniforms.
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U.S. Team Trains In Brazil To Prepare For World Cup

The U.S. World Cup soccer team is in Brazil for 12 days of training and acclimation. The team drew a challenging schedule for the competition and will be playing in the northern cities of Natal and Recife as well as the Amazonian city of Manaus.

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