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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • How Trump's Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control Might Affect Travelers

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 3 mins
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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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    • 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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    • Cuba Is a Four-Letter Word to Many Americans. But Not to Its Island Neighbors.

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Cuba looks different to its Caribbean neighbors.

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

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

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • 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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    • 2016 Brought More Record Temperatures. So What Climate Course Will the U.S. and Trump Set in 2017?

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The global climate will continue to get more dangerously warm and volatile in 2017.

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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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    • What It's Like to Be the Victim of a Russian Online Smear Campaign

    • By: The World Staff
    • Narrated by: Carol Hills
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Russia drew on a long legacy of disinformation when it turned its sights on a Washington Post columnist.

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    • The U.N. Adopted a Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons. But No Nuclear-Armed Nations Are on Board.

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    • Narrated by: Marco Werman
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    More than 120 nations have signed onto a global United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons, despite a lack of support by the nine nuclear-armed nations.

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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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    • 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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