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5:07 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Right-Wing Extremists More Dangerous Than Islamic Terrorists In U.S.

Originally published on Sat June 27, 2015 1:25 pm

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What are the motives that define an act of terrorism? That's one of the questions that surfaced last week after the deadly attack in Charleston.

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Asia
5:07 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

U.S. Calls On Myanmar To Grant Rohingya Citizenship

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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Asia
5:07 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Death Toll Rises To 800 As Heat Wave Hits Pakistan

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

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The Two-Way
4:01 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

For Sale: 1.6 Percent Of Australia, Including World's Biggest Cattle Ranch

Workers from the Anna Creek cattle ranch take a break from work on the Oodnadatta Track.
William West AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 4:46 pm

If you're searching for a place that has a big backyard for the kids, look no further.

The largest cattle ranch in the world, Anna Creek, is on the market in Australia. For context, the ranch is about the size of New Hampshire, according to Time magazine.

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The Two-Way
2:37 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

U.S. Slips In World Well-Being Rankings; Panama Is No. 1

Panama was found to have the most people with high well-being, and Afghanistan the least, in a new Gallup world index.
Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, 2014

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 3:17 pm

As a region, the Americas fare quite well in Gallup's new global index of personal well-being, but the U.S. fell from No. 12 to No. 23 worldwide. The top 10 includes Costa Rica, Belize, and Mexico.

Panama took the top spot for the second straight year in the Gallup-Healthways Country Well-Being report, with Costa Rica second. Switzerland was the top European country, in fourth. At No. 23, the U.S. is one spot behind Israel and one ahead of Canada.

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Parallels
2:00 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

The Reason Cervantes Asked To Be Buried Under A Convent

Archaeologists in Madrid study remains buried under the Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians on Jan. 24. Tests proved the remains belonged to Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote. Cervantes wanted to be buried at the convent because the nuns raised money and paid a ransom for his release when he was a young man held captive in North Africa.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza AP

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:01 pm

It was Miguel de Cervantes' dying wish to be buried inside the walls of Madrid's Convento de las Trinitarias Descalzasthe Convent of the Barefoot Trinitarians — where a dozen cloistered nuns still live today, nearly 400 years later.

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Goats and Soda
11:51 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Vietnam Is Having Condom Problems — And That's A Good Thing

How do you get people to talk about condoms? A man in a condom costume is one tactic used in Vietnam.
HOANG DINH NAM AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 5:28 pm

Vietnam is having condom problems.

Hundreds of thousands of condoms sold there are substandard. They tear easily and don't offer reliable protection. While this might seem like a red flag, it's actually a sign of progress.

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The Two-Way
8:53 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Over-Aged: Chinese Authorities Seize Decades-Old Meat

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 12:36 pm

China's customs agents have seized thousands of tons of frozen chicken wings, beef and pork that were smuggled by gangs. Weighing more than 100,000 tons, the meat has an estimated value of more than $480 million — but it also poses serious health risks, officials said.

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The Two-Way
7:43 am
Wed June 24, 2015

French Are Fuming Over Report That NSA Spied On 3 Presidents

French President Francois Hollande leads a meeting about new WikiLeaks allegations of U.S. spying on French presidents.
Charles Platiau/Pool EPA/Landov

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 1:01 pm

The U.S. ambassador to France has been summoned to the French Foreign Ministry to answer new claims that the NSA monitored the communications of three sitting French presidents and their top staff.

Those said to be targeted include President Francois Hollande, who is holding an emergency meeting today with top French lawmakers.

From Paris, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports:

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Governing
6:15 am
Wed June 24, 2015

White House To Amend Ransom-For-Hostages Rules

Originally published on Wed June 24, 2015 8:05 am

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