Family Of Austin Tice, Journalist Held In Syria, Press For His Release

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Russian Ban On U.S. Adoptions Becomes Embroiled In Trump Controversy

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Russian 'Adhocracy' Helps Create Cushion Of Plausible Deniability For Putin

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Members of the opposition launched a 24-hour nationwide strike on Thursday to increase pressure on beleaguered leftist President Nicolas Maduro following four months of deadly street demonstrations. Here, demonstrators block off an avenue during an anti-government protest. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The missing teens are Aristide Irambona, 18 (clockwise from top left), Nice Munezero, 17, Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, Don Ingabire, 16, Richard Irakoze, 18, and Kevin Sabumukiza, 17. DC Metropolitan Police Department hide caption

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Ram Nath Kovind (left) walked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader L.K. Advani (center) on their way to file Kovind's nomination papers for the presidential elections in New Delhi on June 23. Kovind belongs to the lowest rank of Hinduism's hierarchy. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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The North Korean website promises tourists a cornucopia of attractions, including beautiful hikes and even surfing trips. Unmentioned: the 16 Americans who have been detained by North Korea in the past decade, according to the U.S. State Department. National Tourism Administration, DPR Korea/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Logging Opens Dispute Between The EU And Poland

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Report: Trump Administration Wants To 'Outsource Afghanistan To Mercenaries'

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What To Expect When The Biggest Oil Company In The World Goes Public

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The Case Of Charlie Gard Divides Doctors And Parents

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