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PRI's The World: 07/29/2015 Sources in the Afghan government say they're investigating claims that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died. Plus, Cecil the Lion, a beloved figure in a Zimbabwean game reserve, was killed by a dentist from Minnesota who paid more than $50,000 to hunt game in Zimbabwe. Also, Boston has taken itself out of the running for the 2024 Summer Olympics ? and that might be good news for Toronto.
PRI's The World: 07/28/2015 An investigation by a Reuters reporter shows there's been a strange spike in cancer cases among employees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Plus, the son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death by a court in Tripoli for war crimes committed during the revolution in 2011. Also, the International Association of Athletics Federations says it will no longer gender test athletes. That's a victory for an Indian sprinter.
PRI's The World: 07/27/2015 The United States says it's working with Turkey to create an "ISIS-free zone" in northern Syria. It marks a major shift in policy for both countries. But will the intervention make a difference? Plus we find out why every July Korea's professional basketball league makes Las Vegas its temporary home. And a reporter is spending the next few weeks with scientists on a glacier in Greenland.
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Plane debris being sent to France Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.
Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor' The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC learns.
Ukraine pilot appears in Russia court Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
At 50, Medicare spending more on hospice
On Medicare?s 50th anniversary, we look at where Medicare spending is rising.
The housing market is back ? except where it's not
In some cities, lots of homeowners remain underwater.
Egypt bans some "Made in China" souvenirs
Egypt is banning some imported handicrafts to protect local artisans.
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