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The Two-Way
8:27 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Slips Out Of Prison ... Again

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hanger in Mexico City after his capture last year. Mexico's security now say Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison for the second time.
Eduardo Verdugo AP

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 1:12 pm

Updated at 1:10 p.m. ET

For the second time in 15 years, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison — this time less than 18 months after his re-arrest and a pledge from authorities that he would not get out again.

Mexico's National Security Commission said in a statement that Guzman went to the showers shortly after 9 p.m. A later check of his cell found it empty.

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Latin America
7:49 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Mexican Drug Lord Escapes From Prison For The 2nd Time

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 8:37 pm

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Europe
7:49 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Europe And Greece Far Apart As Bailout Talks Continue

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 8:29 am

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Europe
7:49 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Dread And Despair Among Greeks As They Wait To Learn Their Fate

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 2:19 pm

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Songs That Heal: Preserving A Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Sergio Pacheco learned the healing songs from his father at age 6 and went on to conduct his first healing ceremony at age 8.
Ben de la Cruz NPR

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 7:54 am

Only six people in the world know how to do what Sergio Pacheco is about to do.

A middle-aged man who rarely smiles, Pacheco stands in the middle of a crowd on the National Mall, wearing a feathered headdress, beaded necklace and wrinkled dress that's been hand painted with a large, maroon bird on the front.

"What I'm about to show you is the way we heal in my community," Pacheco says in his native language, Harakmbut, while a translator quickly interprets. "If someone has faith, they will be cured."

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Latin America
5:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

The Pope Visits Bolivia's Notorious Palmasola Prison

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 6:31 pm

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World
5:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

Greek Parliament Approves Reforms As Eurozone Ministers Meet

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 6:31 pm

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The Two-Way
4:40 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

Eurozone Talks On Possible Greek Bailout Remain Inconclusive

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 6:40 pm

Updated at 6:35 p.m. ET

Eurozone finance ministers met Saturday to decide if they will bail Greece out for a third time since 2010, but the meetings wrapped up with no announced decision. The ministers remain skeptical that Athens would live up to the terms of any fresh agreement.

Talks are scheduled to resume Sunday.

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The Two-Way
2:01 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Attack On Italian Consulate In Cairo

Workers clear rubble at the site of a car bomb explosion near the Italian Consulate in downtown, Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday.
Thomas Hartwell AP

Originally published on Sat July 11, 2015 3:21 pm

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

A purported affiliate of the self-declared Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bomb attack that seriously damaged the Italian Consulate in Cairo, killing one Egyptian.

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The Two-Way
12:18 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

Roger Rees, the Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who appeared on TV's "The West Wing" and was a mainstay on Broadway died Friday night. He was 71.
Jim Cooper AP

Roger Rees, the Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who got his start on the stage but also appeared in film and television shows such as Cheers and The West Wing, died Friday night in New York at age 71 after what his spokesman described as a "brief illness."

The Associated Press says Rees "had abruptly left The Visit on Broadway in late May to undergo a medical procedure."

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