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Seven Decades On, Anne Frank's Words Still Comfort

Saturday, March 14, 2015

70 years ago, Anne Frank died in a concentration camp. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the diarist, and two teenagers, Afghan refugee Asiieh Panahi and Chicagoan Sydney Falls, read from her writing.

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Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Palestinians are viewing Israeli elections with tremendous skepticism. After 20 years of on-and-off peace talks, a growing number have given up on a negotiated solution to the conflict.

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Dutch Owl's Rampage Ends Safely For All

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An owl in the Netherlands unaccountably chose rather large prey, and managed to do quite a bit of damage, but the emergency is over.

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Several Americans Possibly Exposed To Ebola, As Epidemic Smolders

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week an American aid worker contracted Ebola in West Africa and may have infected other people. No one else is showing symptoms, but one person is being flown to Atlanta for observation.

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All Things Considered

Drumbeat Grows Louder For Impeachment Of Brazil's Rousseff

Friday, March 13, 2015

The second-term president faces a massive corruption scandal at the state oil company that implicates her party, rising inflation and a tanking currency. Now, her popularity is at an all-time low.

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All Things Considered

German Program Helps Families De-Radicalize Members Prone To Extremism

Friday, March 13, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with counselor Daniel Koehler about a German program to help families de-radicalize members who turn to extremism and violent ideology.

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All Things Considered

Israeli Politician Changed Her Mind On Palestinian Conflict

Friday, March 13, 2015

NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles the right-wing Israeli politician Anat Roth. Over the last 20 years, she has gone from campaigning for a Palestinian state in the West Bank to now advocating that Israel annex much of that land for itself.

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All Things Considered

British Military Spending Cutbacks Spark Global Concern

Friday, March 13, 2015

The British military is shrinking with a growing number of American diplomats and military leaders warning that cutbacks could have severe global consequences.

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Pope Francis Says His Tenure At The Vatican Will Be Short

Friday, March 13, 2015

Pope Francis also said he misses the relative anonymity he had as a bishop — and that he'd like to sneak out for a pizza, unrecognized.

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Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

Friday, March 13, 2015

In two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.

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Mr. Mambia Goes To Washington: To Honor His Sister, Who Died Of Ebola

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tarkpor Mambia of Liberia is now a student in Massachusetts. When he learned of his sister's death, he was determined to go to the nation's capital to put a human face on global health issues.

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Kremlin Says Putin Is Fine, Just Fine

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Russian president hasn't been seen in public in more than a week. That sparked all sorts of buzz. The Kremlin released photos of a healthy-looking Putin and chalks up the rumors to "spring fever."

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France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

Friday, March 13, 2015

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after France objected to what it called a "negative symbol."

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Assange And Sweden Agree: He'll Be Questioned In London

Friday, March 13, 2015

Julian Assange's lawyers say the WikiLeaks founder is happy with a plan for Swedish prosecutors to question him in London, after Sweden eased its demand that he be extradited over assault allegations.

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Singing About Chikungunya Might Not Cure You But Will Make You Laugh

Friday, March 13, 2015

As one song puts it, the painful disease is "a crazy mess that you can't contain." So why not sing about it? Music videos from Latin America are going viral, just like chikungunya.

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Morning Edition

India's Prime Minister Makes A Swing Through Indian Ocean Nations

Friday, March 13, 2015

Narendra Modi aims to deepen India's strategic footprint. China has been investing in the islands, raising concern in New Delhi that India is being challenged in its own backyard.

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Morning Edition

Iraqi Army Faces Critical Test In Battle Over Tikrit

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Iraqi city is the centerpiece of a battle between the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and Iraqi government forces. Renee Montagne talks to Anne Barnard of The New York Times.

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Morning Edition

Mexico Takes Out Cartel Heads, But Crime Continues To Climb

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mexican authorities have scored some big arrests of major drug cartel leaders in recent weeks. But most experts say that's not enough: Police, legal and judicial institutions need strengthening.

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Morning Edition

2 Israeli Candidates Struggle With Nation's Uncertain Future

Friday, March 13, 2015

The women, running for the Israeli parliament, share little beyond that concern. One sees a two-state solution as hopeless and supports West Bank settlers. The other sees them as an obstacle to peace.

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How The Iran Letter Is Playing In The 2016 Campaign

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Republican presidential contenders are backing the letter to Iran from 47 GOP senators.

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