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

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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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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    • There's a Small but Booming Black Market Near the U.S.-Mexico Border ... For Doughnuts

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The Mexican town of Juarez does not have a doughnut store. But there's a Krispy Kreme outlet just across the U.S. border in El Paso, Texas.

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    • These Countries Changed Their Borders Without Firing Bullets

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Belgium and the Netherlands are historic rivals. But their new border agreement could be a lesson on diplomacy for other nations to follow.

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    • Trump's Plan Restricts Travel and Business With Cuba

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 17 mins
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    President Donald Trump announced a clampdown on U.S. business with Cuba and tighter rules on travel to the island, in a move to roll back Barack Obama's historic outreach to Havana.

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    • Cuba Is a Four-Letter Word to Many Americans. But Not to Its Island Neighbors.

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Cuba looks different to its Caribbean neighbors.

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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 United Nations Heads to North Dakota to Investigate Possible Human Rights Abuses

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Police have made mass arrests and used pepper spray, riot gear and armored vehicles to stop the protests. Now, the United Nations is looking into possible human rights abuses.

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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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    • 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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    • Venezuela's Latest Deadly Plight: AIDS

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Stephanie Nolen, Latin America correspondent for Globe & Mail covered the AIDS pandemic in Africa, and was recently in Venezuela. She writes, "There is nowhere in the world today where people are dying of AIDS at the pace and in the sheer numbers that they are in Venezuela: Even the poorest African countries today have HIV treatment programs."

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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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    • The Day Princess Diana Stepped Into an Active Minefield

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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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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    • 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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    • RIP Swimming Pigs: Several of the Bahamas' Beloved Porkers Found Dead

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    In the Bahamas, there are beaches where you can swim with pigs. And lots of selfie-happy tourists did — until recently.

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    • Astronauts Are Baffled by Trump's Space Travel Plans

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Europeans Are Less Likely to Share Fake News. Here's Why.

    • By: The World Staff
    • 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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    • 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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