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  • 2:48am Apr 16, 2013
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    North Korean Rhetoric Isn't Out Of The Ordinary

    Monday is the birthday of North Korea's founder, and it's always marked by a massive military display. In the run-up to this day, Pyongyang unleashed a round of bellicose military rhetoric, and sparked another round of international anxiety over North Korea's nuclear intentions. Steve Inskeep talks to North Korea scholar Andrei Lankov, a professor at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea, and author of the new book: The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia.
  • 1:28pm Apr 15, 2013
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    Retaliating Against U.S., Russia Bars 18 Americans

    The already-frayed relations between the U.S. and Russia have unraveled even more over the past several days. Russia has published a list of 18 Americans who will be barred from entering the country because of their alleged involvement in human rights violations.
  • 4:52pm Apr 14, 2013
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    Street Artists Protest Status Quo In Haiti

    Haiti's Resistance Artists create street sculptures — huge metal configurations that speak to the devastation following the 2010 earthquake and the stark separation between the country's rich and poor. Reese Erlich
  • 9:59pm Apr 13, 2013
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    Even In Death, Chavez Dominates Venezuelan Election

    Former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died last month, is supporting Nicolas Maduro in Sunday's presidential election. How do we know? Maduro says Chavez came to him, as a bird, in a dream. For some Venezuelans, that's enough: Maduro leads the race by a considerable margin.
  • 6:09pm Apr 13, 2013
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    Week In News: Guns In U.S., Threats Abroad

    The gun control debate continued to dominate the news this week with President Obama coming out strongly in support of reforming the current gun control laws alongside the Newtown families. Host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic, about that story along with the bird flu in China, North Korea and the Postal Service.
  • 10:55am Apr 12, 2013
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    How Chavez Changed Venezuela's Telenovelas

    Morning Edition has been reporting from Venezuela this week about the legacy of the late President Hugo Chavez. During the two years Chavez spent in prison for an attempted coup in 1992, he never missed an episode of his favorite soap opera. But Chavez had his own drama with the industry.
  • 6:07pm Apr 11, 2013
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    Report: North Korea May Be Able To Deliver Nuclear Weapons

    A Defense Intelligence Agency report suggests that North Korea has the ability to make nuclear weapons small enough to put on a missile. That does not necessarily mean that North Korea has the capacity to launch a nuclear attack.
  • 2:16pm Apr 11, 2013
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    What's At Stake In Elections In Venezuela And Pakistan

    Presidential elections are on the horizon for Venezuela and Pakistan, and with them could come big changes. Venezuelans vote Sunday, their second time at the polls in the last year, and Pakistan's general election will be held on May 11.