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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.
 
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April 24, 2014 | NPR · Syria will likely meet an upcoming deadline to hand over its declared chemical weapons. But the agreement seems to have emboldened the Syrian regime to use other brutal tactics, including a chemical not covered by the deal.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · As diplomatic talks in Geneva have failed to resolve the three-year-old civil war in Syria, the U.S. is undertaking a new covert program to send weapons in support of rebel forces there.
 
April 24, 2014 | NPR · The Israeli government suspended peace talks with Palestinians, citing a unity agreement announced Wednesday by Palestinian leadership. The Israeli security cabinet came to the decision unanimously, angered by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to end a seven-year schism with the Hamas movement.
 

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April 19, 2014 | NPR · The search continues for hundreds of people, mostly students, who were on board a South Korean ferry when it sank this week. Correspondent Anthony Kuhn shares the latest with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.
 

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April 20, 2014 | NPR · Monday is the 2014 Boston Marathon. Security will be tight, and this year's race will be an emotional event that will be about more than who wins.
 

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Jul 12, 2012 — Clips from last month's live show: Chana sells a bond, Jacob barters in a world without money, and everyone plays periodic table bingo.
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Dec 30, 2011 — On today's show, we visit a few people who have been doing well. There's a guy with a gold vault. A company that sells off inventories for bankrupt stores. And the king of coconut water.
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Nov 23, 2011 — Rising gold prices mean Elko, Nev., is doing great. But people there know the good times won't last forever.
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Nov 11, 2011 — We visit a town riding high on the gold boom in the midst of Nevada's economic disaster.
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Nov 10, 2011 — A chemical engineer explains why gold — more than any other element — has been used as money. It's the second in our video series with Slate.
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Jul 26, 2011 — As Washington edges the government to the brink to a credit default, the price of gold has never been higher.On Capitol Hill, many lawmaker-investors have seen it as a good investment for years.
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Jul 21, 2011 — In January, 1980, the price of gold went through the roof. The rise was driven by worries that sound familiar today — inflation, a lack of faith in governments. But the details were different in some crucial ways.
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May 20, 2011 — A bubble occurs when the price of something is way above its fundamental value. But what's the fundamental value of gold?
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May 17, 2011 — On today's show, we sell our gold coin. We find out whether we made or lost money — and try to figure out whether we're in a gold bubble.
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May 13, 2011 — Here's some weekend reading, courtesy of the global gold boom. In the Yukon, a guy jumps into the river in the middle of winter, looking for gold. In Afghanistan, it's Black Hawk helicopters and mud huts.
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