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Ethical Tradition Meets Economics In An Aging China

As people around the world live longer, many nations are having to find new ways to care for their aging populations. In China, a new law requires adult offspring to visit and look after their elderly parents. China's one-child policy complicates the issue further, and some dismiss the law as another attempt to legislate morality by a government that is riddled with corruption.
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Turkish PM Pushes Reforms For Religious Minorities, Kurds

Turkey's prime minister announced Monday a long-awaited package of democratic reforms for parliamentary approval, including language and political rights long sought by Turkey's Kurdish minority. The package would also end a legal ban on women wearing headscarves in certain state institutions, and make goodwill gestures toward religious minorities. Kurds say the program doesn't go far enough, but analysts hope the moves will keep a fragile Turkish-Kurdish peace process alive.
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Claim: Leaks About Al-Qaida Do More 'Damage' Than Snowden's

In August, there were reports that the terrorist network was planning new attacks. Since then, officials tell The New York Times, there's been a sharp drop in the number of messages being passed between al-Qaida operatives. They think the leaks lead terrorists to go quiet.
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Deporting Parents, Good Policy?

Over the last few years, thousands of undocumented parents have been deported or detained by the federal government. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with professor and social worker Monica Faulker, and NPR's Ted Robbins, about the process and its effects.
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Latino Rebels: Getting Stories From The Ground Up

Latinos are making a mark in American media, but a new blog is giving power to the people, not the pundits. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to Julio Ricardo Varela about the mission behind his Latino Rebels blog.
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International Markets And The Threat Of A U.S. Government Shutdown

With the looming threat of a government shutdown in the U.S., global oil prices are down and trading in Asian markets has slowed. As the financial consequences at home become clearer, we consider the possible economic effects of a shutdown on global markets.

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A History Of Love Gone Wrong, All In One Croatian Museum

From furry handcuffs to a toy bunny that a couple once shared, the Museum of Broken Relationships is filled with artifacts of romances that didn't quite work out.
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Canada To Launch Billion-Dollar Marijuana Free Market This Week

The country wants to replace home and small-scale production with quality-controlled marijuana produced by large growers. Officials are tapping in to what they say will be a $1.3 billion medical marijuana market serving as many as 450,000 Canadians.
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Multiple Car Bombs Wreak Havoc In Baghdad, Killing Dozens

Most of the explosions struck areas with large Shiite populations; news agencies report as many as 13 or 14 separate explosions.
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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII To Become Saints Next April

Pope Francis has selected the Second Sunday of Easter as the date for their canonization. The ceremony at the Vatican is expected to draw large crowds, especially from John Paul II's native Poland.

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