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Tensions Over Ukraine's Future Are Most Acute In Crimea

The Crimean Peninsula has a majority ethnic Russian population. Armed men took over 2 government buildings and raised the Russian flag. David Greene talks to Courtney Weaver of the Financial Times.
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Touring Reactor No. 4 At Tsunami-Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant

It's been nearly three years since the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Cleaning up and shutting down that plant involves huge challenges and risks that are expected to last for decades.
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Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

Parliament is likely to approve a near-total ban on abortion, which has been legal in Spain since 1985. Some proponents argue change has come too quickly, breaking down traditional Spanish values.
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As Brazil Gears Up For Olympics, Some Poor Families Get Moved Out

An estimated 3,000 families have been evicted to make way for building projects related to the 2016 Summer Games. The families and Olympic organizers don't always agree on whether it's an upgrade.
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Ask Me Anything: Reporting From Ground Zero In Ukraine

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson answers Redditors' questions about covering the demonstrations in Kiev's Independence Square, the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych and the road ahead for Ukraine.
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U.S. Has Little Leverage To Stop Political Violence In Venezuela

The U.S. has wanted better relations with Venezuela, but the new president — like Hugo Chavez before him, say experts — uses the U.S. as a scapegoat to divert attention from domestic problems.
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A Day Away From New Government, Ukraine Seeks Stability

Ukrainian leaders are struggling to return the country to some kind of peace. They plan to form a new government Thursday, even as separatist sentiment simmers in the country's eastern regions.
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British Diplomat Weighs In On Ukraine, Russia And Syria

Ukraine is headed toward an important moment, as a vote on an interim government has been scheduled for Thursday. William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary, explains the diplomatic situation.
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In Brutal Raid On School, Islamic Militant Group Continues Its Rise

Days ago, Boko Haram attacked a school in Nigeria, killing more than 50. As AP chief Africa correspondent Michelle Faul explains, the same group is thought responsible for a swath of recent violence.
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Killers Sentenced In Hacking Death Of British Soldier

Fusilier Lee Rigby was attacked in London. The killers said they were avenging the deaths of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. One killer will die in prison. The other will be there at least 45 years.

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