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The Takeaway

A Blind Eye No More: The West's Responsibility in The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are dying while crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Italy. Many argue that the West is finally seeing the consequences of abandonment—and months of denial.

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All Things Considered

Mediterranean Migration Crisis Represents Scope Of Smuggling Business

Monday, April 20, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Leonard Doyle of the International Organization for Migration, which estimates that more than 21,000 migrants have made it to Europe since the beginning of the year.

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When Danish Cows See Fresh Spring Pasture, They Jump For Joy

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thousands of spectators gather every April to see ecstatic cows return to fields on organic farms around Denmark. The organic industry says the event has helped fuel demand for organic foods.

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All Things Considered

Trial Of Former Auschwitz Guard To Begin In Germany

Monday, April 20, 2015

The trial begins Tuesday of a 93-year-old man who is accused of committing war crimes while working at Auschwitz. There are doubts that he will live long enough for the trial to be completed.

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All Things Considered

European Leaders Address Migrant Crisis In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

European leaders say they have come up with a plan in response to the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean sea from Africa. If the death toll is confirmed in the latest tragedy Sunday, as many as 1,800 people have died making the perilous crossing to Europe so far this year.

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FBI Chief's Comments Linking Poland To Holocaust Draw Angry Response

Monday, April 20, 2015

In a speech last week, James Comey appeared to suggest that Poles had been complicit in the Holocaust. Polish leaders, who have long recoiled at that assertion, demanded an apology.

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EU Holds Emergency Meeting After Migrant Boat Capsizes; Hundreds Feared Dead

Monday, April 20, 2015

With 28 survivors reported and 24 bodies recovered, only a fraction of the hundreds of people who were reportedly on board are accounted for.

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The Takeaway

Mediterranean Becomes Mass Grave For Hundreds of Refugees

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tens of thousands of people from war-ravaged countries are risking death to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Over the weekend, hundreds drowned in a fatal shipwreck.

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Morning Edition

Italy Calls On EU To Act After Migrants Drown In Mediterranean

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hundreds of migrants are believed dead after a smugglers' boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized off the Libyan coast. Pressure is growing on EU leaders to prevent such tragedies.

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Shroud Of Turin Goes Back On Display In Italy For A Limited Engagement

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The 14-by-3.5-foot cloth, believed by many faithful to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, will be shown to the public until June 24.

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Hundreds Of Migrants Feared Dead In Capsized Boat Off North Africa

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The vessel, carrying would-be migrants, appears to have been headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Hundreds Missing As Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A major rescue operation is underway in the Mediterranean Sea after a migrant ship carrying as many as 700 people capsized Sunday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the U.N.'s Adrian Edwards in Geneva.

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Greece Risks Losing Future Bailout Funds

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The question of what to do about Greece if it defaults on its debts is a topic at World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington this week.

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Latest Mediterranean Incident Highlights Italy's Migrant Crisis

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Italian police detained 15 Muslim migrants this week, accused of throwing 12 Christians off a smuggling vessel in the Mediterranean because of their faith.

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As Greeks And Germans Negotiate Debt, Reparations Issues Resurface

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Greece says Germany owes it billions of dollars for its World War II occupation by the Nazis. The German government says it has already paid, but some Germans feel more should be done.

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'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

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From Losers To Possible Kingmakers, A Scottish Party Comes Back Strong

Saturday, April 18, 2015

No party is expected to win a majority in the upcoming U.K. elections. That means the Scottish National Party, after losing a vote on independence last year, could determine the country's next leader.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested Over Tax Fraud Allegations In Spain

Friday, April 17, 2015

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.

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Morning Edition

Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Friday, April 17, 2015

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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