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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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    • 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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    • In This British Community, LGBT Men and Women Are Having Traditional Weddings to Hide Their Sexuality

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Why gay men and lesbian women are entering into marriages of convenience in Britain's South Asian community.

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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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    • India's Demonetization Deadline Approaches, Causing Stress and Confusion

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Jeb Sharp
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Lines formed around ATM machines in Delhi and other major Indian cities on Friday as the deadline approached for people to deposit old banknotes or risk having their currency declared worthless.

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    • Israel Has Developed a System for Pushing Out Refugees It Doesn't Want

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A year-long investigation by Foreign Policy magazine reveals Israel's secret system for shuffling out African asylum-seekers, via Rwanda or Uganda, into third countries, where they are no longer anyone’s responsibility.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Women and Girls Are a New Frontier in the Fight Against HIV

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    There's a lot to celebrate right now in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Mortality rates have been slashed, and for the first time ever, more people are getting treatment than not. But for women and young girls, the news is still grim.

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    • This Is a Moment of Reckoning for American Jews, Haaretz Reporter Says

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump says he will support a strong Israel. But the cabinet appointment of Stephen Bannon, a man who panders to white nationalists, has many Jews in the US at odds with the holy country.

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • 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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    • How the Suspected NSA Leaker Reality Leigh Winner Was Caught

    • By: The World staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    Authorities were able to identify the alleged leaker, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor, after paper copies of the documents she allegedly provided to a news media organization were shared with the NSA for verification reasons.

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • '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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