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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to South Africans: Stop Attacking Immigrants

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 01:04

There's been a wave of violence against immigrant workers. Now the Grammy-winning singers have joined their voices with Mali's superstar Salif Keita. The message: "United we stand."

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South Korea's Single Moms Struggle To Remove A Social Stigma

NPR News - Mon, 2015-05-11 00:16

Women who choose to raise their children out of wedlock are so rare in South Korean society that they face social ostracization, job losses and active encouragement to adopt out their kids.

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With Small Shifts, Israel Eases Restrictions On Some Palestinians

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 23:43

Older Palestinians can enter Israel without prior authorization; 100 Palestinian doctors are now permitted to drive to work. An Israeli officer describes these modest policy changes as an experiment.

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 23:24

It's a nightmarish job: No exercise or fresh air and little food and sleep for days at a time, all in an effort to convince 200 countries to save Earth's climate and the planet. Can they do it?

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For Headache Pain, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than a Doctor Visit

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 23:22

Each year more than 12 million Americans go to the doctor because of severe, chronic headaches. Many are sent for expensive tests. Researchers say all this testing isn't doing people much good.

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Hundreds Of Rohingya Refugees Rescued At Sea After Fleeing Myanmar

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 11:14

The Muslim minority has long been persecuted in the country also known as Burma. Many Bangladeshis were also rescued.

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Raul Castro Says Pope Inspiring Him To Return To Church

NPR News - Sun, 2015-05-10 09:24

The Cuban leader, who went to Jesuit schools as a child, says he might "resume praying and turn to the Church again" if Francis "continues in this vein."

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