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    • U.S. Transportation Is so Far Behind Sweden's It's Not Even Funny

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    America is literally falling apart.

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    • The Day Princess Diana Stepped Into an Active Minefield

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 2 mins
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    In Jan. 15, 1997, Princess Diana walked through an active minefield in Angola. Here's how land mine ban advocate Paul Heslop, who helped Diana detonate a land mine in front of an audience of international reporters, remembers the day.

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    • Russia Has Been Testing Cyberwarfare Techniques on Ukraine Since 2014. What's Next?

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The World spoke with Wired reporter Andy Greenberg, who found that Russia has been using Ukraine as a testing ground for its cyberwarfare techniques since 2014.

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    • Looking Back on the Legacy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Barack Obama ended the policy of preventing gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers from serving openly in the military. For many, it was too little, too late. But remembering what it did could make our future decisions better.

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    • Was Trump Just Trying to Provoke China, or Standing Up for Taiwan?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Some Taiwanese Americans found it refreshing to see a U.S. president acknowledge Taiwan. But one worries that Trump is playing with fire.

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    • How Trump's Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control Might Affect Travelers

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    President Trump wants to hand over air traffic control to a private organization. About 60 other countries currently have similar systems in place.

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    • Guess Which City Has the Strictest Airbnb Laws

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    This European city has some of the harshest Airbnb laws on the books. But it doesn't seem to stop the flow of people renting out their apartments.

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    • Astronauts Are Baffled by Trump's Space Travel Plans

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Trump told NASA: Get to Mars before I leave office, OK? But the new timetable has experts in space travel checking their math.

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    • The World's 'Most Sophisticated Nerve Agent' Was Used to Kill the Brother of North Korea's Leader

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
    • Length: 3 mins
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    VX is one of the most serious nerve agents ever developed — and it has a colorful history, having been tied to Saddam Hussein and a Japanese doomsday cult.

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    • Hackers Have Been Targeting Nuclear Plants in the U.S. and Abroad

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A joint report issued by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI warns that hackers have been targeting nuclear facilities in the U.S. and other countries since May.

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    • Floods and Landslides Kill Over 1,200 in South Asia

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    There are no official estimates on damage yet, but thousands of acres of farmland are devastated and more than 1,200 people have been killed in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

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    • Gabriel Garcia Marquez Had Fidel Castro Read His Books to Catch Errors Before Publication

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Few realize that Fidel Castro played a part in the Nobel Prize-winning author's books. Not as a character or inspiration, but as an editor.

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    • A Little-Known Japanese-American Lawyer Helped Make Way for Interracial Marriage

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    David Muto of The New Yorker wrote about the lawyer, William Marutani, a proponent of removing the bans on interracial marriage.

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    • Afghanistan's All-Girl Robotics Team Can't Get Visas to Come to the U.S.

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    An all-girl team from Afghanistan got the chance of a lifetime to participate in a global robotics competition in the United States. Their parents said "Yes." But the U.S. State Department has not.

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    • 2016 Brought More Record Temperatures. So What Climate Course Will the U.S. and Trump Set in 2017?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The global climate will continue to get more dangerously warm and volatile in 2017.

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    • Welcome to San Escobar, a Dreamy Nation Accidentally Founded by Poland

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Witold Waszczykowski mistakenly told reporters at the UN that he'd met with various nations "such as Belize or San Escobar." Thing is, that's not a nation. The internet is having a field day.

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    • Religion Is Alive and Kicking in Officially Atheist China

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    A variety of religions are thriving in post-Mao China.

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    • It Took a Couple of Tries, but the Southern Baptists Just Condemned ‘White Nationalism’

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    One of the largest religious groups in America has formally denounced racism, white nationalism and the so-called "alt-right." The Southern Baptist Convention says these forms of ethnic hatred are incompatible with Christian scripture.

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    • Climate Change Is Fueling a Second Chance for Nuclear Power

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the quest for a carbon-free future, scientists and entrepreneurs are developing a new generation of nuclear reactors.

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    • The Little-Known Link Between Princess Leia's Iconic Hairstyle and the Mexican Revolution

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "A lot of us have been thinking about the late Carrie Fisher and the movie role that made her famous: Princess Leia, the tough Star Wars...

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