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Parallels
3:04 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Of Fruit Hats And 'Happy Tropics,' A Renaissance For Carmen Miranda

During her lifetime, singer and dancer Carmen Miranda (shown here in a dressing room at the London Palladium in 1948) was a huge success in the United States, but rejected at home in Brazil as a sellout.
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Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 7:59 pm

Known for her outrageous costumes and beautiful voice, Brazilian performer Carmen Miranda was the highest-earning woman in Hollywood in the 1940s.

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The Two-Way
10:55 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Hungary Joins Poland In Condemnation Of FBI Chief's Holocaust Remarks

Hungary has joined Poland in protesting FBI Director James Comey's remarks about the Holocaust last week.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 11:59 am

We told you earlier this week about the anger in Poland over remarks made by the head of the FBI linking that country to the Holocaust. Hungary, which James Comey also mentioned in his speech, has now joined in the protests against the comments. The FBI chief, in an interview Tuesday, said he has no apology.

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The Two-Way
8:50 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Saudi Arabia Shifts Military Campaign In Yemen; Airstrikes Continue

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 9:49 am

After announcing a more limited military campaign against rebels in Yemen, Saudi Arabia continues to conduct airstrikes that began weeks ago. President Obama says the U.S. has warned Iran, which has condemned the Saudi strikes, not to deliver weapons to rebels in Yemen.

It's unclear what the Saudi-led coalition is planning for the next phase of its military operation in Yemen. The group has said it will protect civilians, ensure the flow of humanitarian aid and secure safe passage for foreigners who want to flee the violence.

NPR's Alice Fordham reports:

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The Two-Way
8:19 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Wilding? Ruff Ride? Dog's Road Romp On Tractor Sparks Puns

Don the dog mugs for the camera after his joyride.
Traffic Scotland via Twitter

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 11:41 am

As soon as the news broke, Traffic Scotland took pains to say it was a serious event, not a joke. But that didn't stop people from putting their own spin on the story of the border collie who took control of a small tractor — which then drove onto a highway Wednesday.

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Europe
6:30 am
Wed April 22, 2015

European Parliament President Urges Action On Migration Crisis

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 8:55 am

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Europe
6:29 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Migrants Recall Horrors Of Mediterranean Shipwreck

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 8:55 am

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There are more harrowing details emerging from a shipwreck off the coast of Libya last weekend. As many as 900 migrants were said to be onboard; only a handful survived.

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Middle East
5:02 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Saudi Strikes In Yemen Wrap Up; Operation Renewal Of Hope Begins

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 3:26 pm

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Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, has become the flashpoint in a conflict between bigger powers who are fighting for influence in the region.

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NPR Story
5:01 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Bradley's 'China Mirage' Portrays A Long-Running U.S. Mistake In Asia

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 8:55 am

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Parallels
3:49 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Last Armenian Village In Turkey Keeps Silent About 1915 Slaughter

Armenian refugees on the deck of the French cruiser that rescued them in 1915 during the massacre of the Armenian populations in the Ottoman Empire. The photo does not specify precisely where the refugees were from. However, residents of Vakifli, the last remaining Armenian village in Turkey, were rescued by a French warship that year.
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Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 11:45 am

A hundred years ago this week, the Ottoman Empire began the killings and forced marches of Armenians in what most historians call the first genocide of the 20th century.

Turkey staunchly denies that label, saying the deaths — estimated by historians at around 1.5 million — were part of widespread ethnic fighting in a civil war.

Regardless of the label used, the result was destruction of virtually every Armenian community in the Ottoman Empire, which collapsed after the war. What was left of the country transitioned into the modern-day Republic of Turkey.

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Middle East
4:48 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Saudi Arabia Says It Is Ending Airstrikes In Yemen

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 7:20 am

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