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The Day Shimon Peres Returned To His Boyhood Village

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016

Like many founding fathers of Israel, he was born in Eastern Europe. After the Soviet Union collapsed, he returned in 1992 searching for his old family home.

Austerity Measures In Cuba Spark Fears Of A Return To Dark Economic Times

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016

Since July, authorities have cut work hours, electricity and gas supplies. Those measures have prompted fears of a return to austere economic times. Meanwhile, Venezuela has cut subsidies to Cuba.

There's A 'Glaring' Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016

"How do you plan for the future if you don't even know the state of the present?"

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We're No. 3: U.S. Infrastructure, Education Faulted In Global Competitiveness Index

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 3:05 p.m.

The last time the U.S. ranked No. 1 in a key economic index was in 2008. Key issues cited in the 2016 report: America's problems with its infrastructure, health and primary education systems.

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Award-Winning Campaign To Eliminate Prostitution Takes A Dark Approach

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 2:30 p.m.

Riccardo Fregoso, executive creative director of McCann Paris, discusses the firm's Clio Award-winning ad called "The Girls of Paradise," which draws potential johns in for a rude surprise.

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The U.S. Is Sending 600 More Troops To Iraq

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 1:56 p.m.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the increase — which brings the American total to about 5,000 — anticipates a major operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

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Coins From The Roman Empire Are Found In Ruins Of Japanese Castle

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 1:34 p.m.

The copper coins were found in 2013; X-ray analysis shows that they bear an image of Constantine the Great.

Health | World

The Americas Are Now Officially 'Measles-Free'

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 1:30 p.m.

But that doesn't mean no child in the region will ever catch measles again.

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Pangolin, The 'Artichoke With Legs,' Earns Top Trade Protection

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 12:45 p.m.

World leaders at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species agreed to ban all commercial trade in pangolins, a small and endangered mammal that also resembles an aardvark.

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PHOTOS: Typhoon Megi Slams Into Taiwan And Southeast China

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 12:26 p.m.

The powerful storm has forced tens of thousands to evacuate their homes. At least four people were killed in Taiwan, and one was killed in mainland China amid rising floodwaters.

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$1 Million Goes To An App That Leads To A Better Bus Commute

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 7:32 a.m.

The $1 million Hult Prize went to team Magic Bus. By cutting wait times in Nairobi, the bus crew makes customers happy — and boosts their own income.

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Shimon Peres, The Last Of Israel's Founding Leaders, Dies At 93

NPR | Sept. 28, 2016 6:26 a.m.

Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his grandest goal, an Israel at peace with its Arab neighbors, eluded him.