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Ukraine Finance Minister On Rebuilding The Economy In The Midst Of War

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko about strengthening and rebuilding Ukraine's economy. She took her position just a few months ago.

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U.N. Peacekeeping Behind The Curve Technologically, Experts Say

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

The Obama administration describes U.N. peacekeeping as a "growth industry," but experts warn that troops and police sent to global hotspots are "way behind the curve" when it comes to technology.

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France, Germany, Italy Defy U.S. In Joining China-Led Development Bank

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

The three nations said they would join the fledging Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is largely funded by China. But the U.S. sees the new bank as a rival to the World Bank.

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Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns Amid Spending Scandal

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:52pm

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned Tuesday after questions were raised about mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

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How A Soggy Solar System Can Spark A New Human Future

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:55pm

Astrophysicist Adam Frank says the recent discovery of all this water across the solar system has just made humanity's long-term possibilities a whole lot more possible.

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Workplace Suicide Rates Rise Sharply

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:51pm

Overall, men were more likely to take their lives than women on the job. And workers between the ages of 65 and 74 were more likely to commit suicide at work than their younger counterparts.

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U.S. Air Force Veteran Charged With Trying To Aid ISIS

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:46pm

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh faces charges of attempting to join the self-described Islamic State and obstruction of justice. He is expected to plead not guilty.

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