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As The Global Rich Buy Up London Homes, Britons Ask If The Money Is Legit

NPR | May 30, 2016

Many of London's expensive homes are owned by obscure foreign companies. Critics say the city has become a haven for those hiding ill-gotten gains, and the government is starting to respond.

Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

NPR | May 30, 2016

Rwanda is missing 15 years of weather data. Getting it back would be a boon for farmers. But can it be done?

1 Address, 2,000 Companies, And The Ease Of Doing Business In The U.K.

NPR | May 30, 2016

The U.K. likes to boast about how easy it is to do business there, but a profusion of shell companies hides many that are fronts for fraud and corruption. Now the U.K. wants more scrutiny.

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Anti-Islamic State Forces Launch Attack In Effort To Retake Fallujah

NPR | May 30, 2016 7:41 a.m.

The drive to enter Fallujah began at dawn, with air support from the U.S.-led coalition. Aid groups report that thousands of civilians are trapped in the city.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Says Government Can Help Clean Energy Innovation

NPR | May 29, 2016 2:27 p.m.

As he prepares for a conference on implementing clean energy to combat climate change, energy secretary Ernest Moniz says he's confident the Obama administration's commitments will remain in place.

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The Walls Already Under Construction

OPB | May 29, 2016 12:26 p.m. | Portland

OPB's John Sepulvado reflects on a week's worth of unsettling anecdotes and speculation. 

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Museum Finds Piece Of WWII History For Sale On EBay

NPR | May 29, 2016 11:58 a.m.

Museum volunteers were perusing eBay when they happened upon a Lorenz teleprinter used by the Nazis to transmit encrypted messages. It was labeled a telegram machine and sold for just $14.

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More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead In Three Separate Mediterranean Shipwrecks

NPR | May 29, 2016 9:01 a.m.

In one case, migrants saw rescuers and rushed toward them, causing the boat to flip. In another, a large boat cut the line to a smaller boat it was dragging when it began to take on water.

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Why I Miss The Pools (And Pool Rules) Of America

NPR | May 29, 2016 4 a.m.

If the rules at your neighborhood pool seem a bit strict, come take a dip with me in an Indian pool. It's a free-for-all.

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Amid Skyrocketing Housing Prices, A Push For Affordable Homes In Israel

NPR | May 28, 2016 3:57 p.m.

Home prices have climbed by 80 percent over the past eight years, burdening many Israelis. Policy makers are trying to bring prices down and offering new lotteries for first-time home buyers.

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World Health Organization Dismisses Calls To Move Or Postpone Rio Olympics

NPR | May 28, 2016 1:33 p.m.

"[C]ancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus," WHO says, after scientists called for the Games to be moved.

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Lightning Strikes Child's Party in Paris And Soccer Match In Germany, Injuring Dozens

NPR | May 28, 2016 12:04 p.m.

More than 40 people — most of them children — were injured from lightning strikes in two separate incidents in Europe on Saturday.

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Arms Embargo Lift Also Means More Regular U.S. Military Visits To Vietnam

NPR | May 28, 2016 11:53 a.m.

In response to China's moves in the South China Sea, the U.S. has tightened security ties and boosted its military presence in the region. Now Vietnam can host regular visits by U.S. military units.