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    • Samsung Halts Production of Exploding Phone Due to Explosions

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

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    • Climate Change Is Fueling a Second Chance for Nuclear Power

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

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    America is literally falling apart.

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

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • The U.S. Shares the Blame for a Massacre in Mexico

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    The inside story of a cartel’s deadly assault on a Mexican town near the Texas border — and the U.S. drug operation that sparked it.

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    • Climate Change Is Coming for the U.K.'s Fish and Chips

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For generations, British people have relied on the seas around them to supply the key ingredient for a beloved national dish. But climate change is shifting fish stocks.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • A Cunning Plan to Break the Ban on Women at Iranian Soccer Matches

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Women are banned from attending soccer matches in Iran. But eight women in Tehran attempted to slip through disguised as men.

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • Where Using Plastic Bags Can Land You a $38,000 Fine

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    • 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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    • Are You Ready to Forfeit Your Laptop When Flying?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • It Took a Couple of Tries, but the Southern Baptists Just Condemned ‘White Nationalism’

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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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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