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    • Unease in the Baltics as U.S. Allies Watch Trump Praise Putin

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Three U.S. senators traveled to the Baltics to try to calm the jangled nerves of leaders worried that the US will abandon NATO.

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

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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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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    • 'Cleansing' the 'Virus': How Turkey Is Purging Suspected Coup Plotters

    • By: The World Staff
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    That is how Turkish President Recep Erdogan has described a radical policy to fire or arrest anyone suspected of supporting an attempted coup against his government this summer.

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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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    • Steve Bannon: A 'New-Age, Mystical Seeker' Who Sees the Apocalypse on the Horizon

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Now that Steve Bannon is out of White House, don't assume his influence or the impact of his worldview will wane.

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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 Effort to Save Syria’s Palmyra Gets Help From a Drone and an Algorithm

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The ancient city remains in the middle of a war zone. But a group has tried to save it — digitally.

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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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    • Breitbart Alumni Shape the Message at Trump's White House

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Sebastian Gorka's refugee parents escaped from Communist Hungary. Now he's a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, making the case for the immigrant and refugee ban.

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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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    • Saudi Arabia Switches to Western-Style Calendar to Cut Costs

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    In an effort to cut costs, Saudi Arabia's government payroll will shift to a calendar with 11 extra days.

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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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    • She Was Asked to Change Her Seat on the Plane. She Sued the Airline and Won.

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Renee Rabinowitz was asked to change seats on a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv. She agreed but felt she'd been wronged. Later, she sued the airline and won in a landmark case.

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • 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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    • How to Hack the Internet, Cuban-Style

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Frustrated by slow internet speeds, high costs and limited options, Cubans have created workarounds to get online.

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    • Wealthy Russians Are Having Babies in the U.S., for Passports

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The Daily Beast is reporting that rich Russians are coming to the United States to give birth to get U.S. citizenship for their babies. Many are being steered to Donald Trump-brand properties.

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    • Who Lost Kyrgyzstan's Constitution?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    An effort to amend Kyrgyzstan's constitution uncovered something shocking: No one knew where the constitution was located.

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    • A Solar Eclipse Rallied Americans Around Science. Could It Again?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Science journalist David Baron tells the story of the 1878 total eclipse of the sun that drew astronomers, scientists and even a young Thomas Edison to witness the rare event in the skies over Montana.

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    • A Pakistani Journalism Student Was Lynched for Alleged Blasphemy

    • By: The World Staff
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    Mashal Khan was a young journalism student with his whole future ahead of him. On April 13, fellow classmates apparently attacked him to death.

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