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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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    • Trips by Bike Finally Outnumber Those Taken by Car in Copenhagen

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The capital of Denmark was known as a place where bicycles rule the roads. Now, they really rule.

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    • If You're Poor and British, Best Not to Marry a Foreigner

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    If you are poor in Britain and married to a foreign spouse, you may not be able to live together.

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

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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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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    • With Its Ex-President on Trial, Catalonia Is Still Pushing for an Independence Vote

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    California has the largest economy in the U.S. It's also the state with the most immigrants. These two facts are not unrelated, but the way immigrants build that economy is complex.

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    • Where Using Plastic Bags Can Land You a $38,000 Fine

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Producing, selling and using plastic bags is now illegal in Kenya. The East African nation joins 40 other countries worldwide in banning, partially banning or taxing single use plastic bags.

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    • Mexican Officials Turned Spyware on International Investigators

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Adding to a snowballing scandal over government spying on journalists, activists and other public figures in Mexico, computer security experts confirmed that an independent investigation into the disappearance and alleged massacre of 43 students in 2014 was targeted with highly invasive spyware known as Pegasus.

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • 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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    • Allegations of Corruption Surface Around the Trump Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Here's a headline that the White House wouldn't like. Donald Trump's ultra luxury hotel and tower in Baku, Azerbaijan was built with the help of corrupt companies possibly linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Adam Davidson's investigation of this story now appears in the New Yorker.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • '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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    • 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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    • 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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