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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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Latin America

Mar 11, 2011 — Not too long ago, African-Americans played a much bigger role in baseball. In the mid-1970s, a quarter of all players were black Americans. Today, it's one in 10. Baseball historian Rob Ruck writes about how that happened in his new book, Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game.
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Oct 15, 2008People en Espaol magazine's new book titled Legends en Espanol is a carefully crafted collection showcasing 100 superstars of the 20th century from film and theater to dance and music. They have influenced both Latino culture and mainstream America. Those recognized include Jennifer Lopez, Celia Cruz, Desi Arnaz, and Shakira.
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Sep 29, 2007 — Long after reality shows seemingly hit their peak, Dancing with the Stars captivated millions of viewers, as celebrities transformed into ballroom dancers. Scott Simon went to New York to get some tango lessons from the show's contestants.
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Jul 17, 2006 — The founders of Fania Records didn't set out to change the course of Latin music, but that's just what they did. The label went out of business in the late 1970s, and the records have since become hard-to-find collector's items. Now, a Miami-based record label is reissuing that music.
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