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February 1, 2015
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PRI's The World: 01/30/2015 The South African government grants parole to the head of an apartheid-era covert hit squad. Plus, a visit to a Miami car shop where you can get a piston or a new windshield for your 1981 Lada; it may be the only shop in America specializing in parts for Soviet-era cars still running in Cuba. Also, a Kenyan marathon champion is banned from running for two years for doping. What will this mean for other top Kenyan runners?
PRI's The World: 01/29/2015 The US ambassador to the UK is 44 and an audiophile, and he puts on house concerts with his favorite indie bands at the US embassy. He calls it "vinyl diplomacy." Also, Cubans in Miami satisfy their nostalgic yearnings for home at a shop that stocks Soviet-era foods. Plus, what will be Canada's official bird? The common loon is winning right now, but who knows if the snowy owl will pull ahead?
PRI's The World: 01/28/2015 Jordan offers to swap an imprisoned Iraqi woman for a Jordanian pilot captured by ISIS. Kurdish troops handed ISIS its first major defeat in Syria, but does that mean much in the broader war? And a celebrated matzo bakery on New York's Lower East side prepares to move, but it leaves a lot of memories behind.
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Japan outrage at hostage 'beheading' Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.
Greek PM offers olive branch on debt Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.
Chile proposes to end abortion ban Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announces plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible? In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
After Alzheimer's Diagnosis, 'The Stripping Away Of My Identity' Greg O'Brien talks about how his life has changed in the five years since he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. "More and more I don't recognize people," he says.
Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.
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