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

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    • 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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    • Europeans Are Less Likely to Share Fake News. Here's Why.

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Amid mounting pressure from European leaders, Facebook and other social media companies are taking steps to combat the spread of fake news.

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    • Samsung Halts Production of Exploding Phone Due to Explosions

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Samsung tried to fix the problem. But it didn't work.

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    • 'Cleansing' the 'Virus': How Turkey Is Purging Suspected Coup Plotters

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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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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    • Are You Ready to Forfeit Your Laptop When Flying?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The Trump administration is contemplating extending a ban on laptops on U.S.-bound flights to all European countries, and that has some aviation security experts scratching their heads.

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    • How to Hack the Internet, Cuban-Style

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • One American Family's Mission to Rescue Civilians in Mosul

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Christian relief worker David Eubank has taken his family to war-ravaged Mosul to rescue civilians targeted by ISIS. Eubank tells host Marco Werman about his daring missions under fire and his occasional self-doubt.

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    • Will British Parliament Snub Trump Because of His Policies?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    In Britain, a planned visit from President Donald Trump has been overshadowed by a political fight over whether he should be denied symbolic honors.

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    • The Brits Are in the Midst of a Great Big Cheddar Cheese Caper

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    An unknown group of robbers broke into a British farm and made off with the prized cheddar cheese.

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    • A Tale of Two Mosuls

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Eastern Mosul is on its way to recovery, but western Mosul, where Iraqi armed forces are pushing out the remnants of ISIS, is mostly rubble.

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • 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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    • France's 'Jungle' Camp Is Burning—and Many Teenage Migrants Have Nowhere to Go

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    A large number of unaccompanied minors are still sleeping in the open around the "Jungle" migrant camp near the French port of Calais, in spite of widespread fires and police efforts to clear the area.

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    • Gitmo Will Almost Certainly Still Be Open After Obama Leaves Office

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Gitmo Will Almost Certainly Still Be Open After Obama Leaves Office " is from the June 28, 2016 edition of PRI's The World.

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    • Is It Legal for a President-Elect to Talk With Foreign Leaders About His Business?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Donald Trump's business empire stretches from the shores of Bali, Indonesia to Azerbaijan, Istanbul, Panama, Canada and myriad points in between.

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    • Korean Baseball Can Teach the MLB a Thing or Two About Bat Flipping

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Major League Baseball looks down on bat flips. But in South Korea, bat flips are common, beautiful and righteous acts of baseball awesomeness.

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    • Could Scientists Help Defuse a Nuclear Crisis?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    In the height of the Cold War, Soviet and American scientists worked together to limit nuclear proliferation.

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    • Parents, Take a Moment to Thank the Inventor of the Disposable Diaper

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Valerie Hunter Gordon died this month at the age of 94. She invented one of the first disposable diapers, cutting prototypes out of military parachute silk that she stitched on her living room table.

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    • This Rolling Stones Cover Is Climbing the Charts and Raising Money for Slain British MP Jo Cox

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    British musicians and politicians join together to sing a Rolling Stones classic in memory of Jo Cox.

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    • A Midwestern Medical Student on Indian Americans’ 'Failures in Solidarity'

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Siva Sundaram grew up one state over from Kansas, where an Indian immigrant was shot last week. "As long as any of our brothers and sisters — Muslim, black, Latino, or otherwise — are in danger," he wrote, "we all are."

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    • Russian Journalists' Advice to U.S. Reporters: 'Don't Be Nervous' and 'Keep Working'

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Many Russians are swooning over Donald Trump. But journalists there are sizing him up as an impulsive populist, like their own leader.

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