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Turkish Government Criticized After Kurdish Community Center Attack

Turkey, one of the key U.S. allies in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State, was shaken this week by a bombing on a Kurdish community center that has the government fending off accusations of being soft on Islamists.
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The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

One cartoonist in Seoul has shaped and defined South Korean culture for decades. NPR meets the artist on the last day of an exhibition devoted to the scope of his career.
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Political TV Advertising Expected To Cost $4.4 Billion In 2016

A $4.4 billion tidal wave of political ads may be coming at Americans this election season. The estimate comes from a firm that tracks TV advertising.
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With U.S.-Cuba Ties Restored, Embargo Leaves Trade Restrictions In Place

Washington, D.C., and Havana may have restored diplomatic ties, but the crippling trade embargo against Cuba is still in place — for now. President Obama has started paving the way to increase the export of agricultural products to Cuba, and to begin exporting construction and telecommunications equipment.
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Despite Fear Of Bullets, One Pakistani Minority Refuses To Stay Tight-Lipped

In Pakistan, speaking your mind on some issues can cost you your life. But one small minority is refusing to be silenced.
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After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.
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The FDA Bans "Trans Fats" (Rebroadcast)

The federal government has ordered American food companies to remove trans fats from their products within the next three years. The Food and Drug Administration pushed forward with the ban out of a concern for how trans fats have contributed to obesity and heart disease, among other things. "Food Wednesday" explores the ban, and the role technology is playing in replacing trans fats.

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'Kojo In Your Community' With U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia is home to one of the largest communities of military and military-related personnel anywhere in the United States. They are an important part of the fabric of our community, and the industries they work in shape our region. Kojo discusses what it means to represent their unique interests with Sen. Tim Kaine.

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A Conversation With Richard Cordray, Head Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, we talk with the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Could Hillary Clinton Win Virginia? Poll Puts Her Behind Rubio, Walker, Bush

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday says several Republican presidential candidates might hold the edge in swing state Virginia over Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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