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NPR's top daily news about world events, politics, economy, and culture. Download the World Story of the Day podcast.

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Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:16:00 -0400

New immigrants are projected to be the main driver of the U.S. workforce over the next 20 years. That trend is already playing out in Maine, which has an aging white population with a low birth rate.

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Populist Wave Hits France In Presidential Election

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

Sunday's first round of the French presidential election is a tight, four-way race with only one candidate from a traditional political party. Like British voters for Brexit and Americans who supported Donald Trump, many French have lost faith in the political system and are looking for change and new ideas wherever they can find them.

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Trump Administration Sends Mixed Signals About Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Iran expert Raymond Tanter, who served on the National Security Council under President Reagan and was involved in arms control talks from 1983 to 1984, about the Trump administration's re-examination of the Iran nuclear deal.

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North Korea Accuses Trump Of 'Making Trouble' With 'Aggressive' Tweets

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

China's president is calling for a peaceful resolution to rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. This comes ahead of an important anniversary that North Korea often marks with tests of military might. North Korea is accusing President Trump of "making trouble" with his "aggressive tweets."

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Amid U.S. Calls For Release, American Pastor Remains Behind Bars In Turkey

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Andrew Brunson has been in a Turkish jail on terrorism charges, which his family says are "totally false." Vice President Pence has said the case is a high priority for the Trump administration.

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Deadly Attack Highlights Failure To Eliminate Syria's Chemical Weapons

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:28:00 -0400

This January, Susan Rice told NPR that "we were able to get the Syrian government to voluntarily and verifiably give up its chemical weapons stockpile." That was clearly not the case, since the Syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack last week. NPR takes a look at if this represents an intelligence failure for U.S. spy agencies.

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How Diabetes Got To Be The No. 1 Killer In Mexico

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:23:00 -0400

Diabetes has become a public health crisis in Mexico. The government is struggling to pay for care and slow the rate at which people develop the life-threatening metabolic disorder.

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Sound Matters: Sex And Death In The Rain Forest

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:08:00 -0400

Scientists eavesdropping in trees have decoded a high stakes game of hide and seek. Katydids rely on ultrasound to find mates and listen for bats, which use ultrasound to find the bugs, and eat them.

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