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Nationwide Strike Clogs Brazil's Big Cities, Grinding Daily Activity To A Halt

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Unions called for the 24-hour work stoppage to protest President Michel Temer's attempts to roll back pensions and labor laws. Temer says these changes are necessary to save Brazil from recession.

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Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

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The president told Reuters he would prefer a diplomatic solution, and believes China wants to help. He tweeted Friday that the latest missile test is in defiance of North Korea's northern neighbors.

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The Pentagon Investigates Possible Friendly Fire Deaths In Afghanistan

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U.S. forces targeting an ISIS leader may have accidentally killed two of their own.

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The Trump Era - Stories Picked By NPR Politics

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Paradise Lost: Luxury Music Festival Turns Out To Be Half-Built Scene Of Chaos

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Tickets cost thousands for what organizers were calling "the cultural event of the decade." But when visitors arrived on Grand Exuma, they found a tent city without enough power, security, or food.

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Look out Colbert, Armenia's got funnymen with a few jokes for America

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Two Armenian PhDs, just trying to push their country forward by making jokes about it. Meet the anchors of Armenia's first satirical news program, ArmComedy.

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Gift Ngoepe is the first African-born player to baseball's major league

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South African-born Gift Ngoepe debuts at second base for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Trump officials say the UN supports coercive abortion in China. But does it?

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In slashing financial support for the United Nations Population Fund, the Trump administration revived nefarious claims that the agency supports coercive abortion of girls. What's behind this claim.

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North Korean students learn to deal with trauma at this Seoul school

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When young North Korean refugees make their way to South Korea, they're often unprepared for life there. Now there's a high school that helps them deal with their trauma.

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Time To Consult Congress Over Use Of Force Against ISIS, Lawmakers Say

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The U.S. has relied on legislation from 2001 to justify its use of force against ISIS. But a bipartisan group of representatives say it's outdated, and argue it's time for a debate.

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One way to honor Jonathan Demme: learn more about Haiti

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The Oscar-winning director was open to the world and thought the world had something to teach him. He was especially fascinated by Haiti.

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The World music features this week: Jah9 and Café Tacvba

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We feature a unique selection of music on The World. These are the artists we featured this week.

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Congress Passes Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown, Again Punts On Health Care

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The House and Senate approved a short-term measure on Friday that funds the government for another week.

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Trump Brings Campaign Rhetoric To NRA Speech, Pledging Gun-Rights Support

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Trump cast his election win as a triumph for gun rights at the National Rifle Association convention. He also returned to familiar attacks on Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren and border wall promises.

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NSA To Limit Some Collection Of Internet Communication

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The agency will scale back its collection of "about" data, messages that are not only traveling to and from a foreign target, but those that mention one.

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