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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 hostage Goto 'killed' - video A video is released online purporting to show the beheading by Islamic State militants of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.
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.
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TurboTax tries to recover from price-hike stumble
Expert says company is on the right path, owning the mistake and offering refunds.
Treasure those Roman numerals while you can
Up next year: Super Bowl 50, because "Super Bowl L" wasn't pleasing to the eye.
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