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    Parliament speaker says voters will be able to take part in a referendum, or special election, on constitutional changes in May. But he said it would be impossible for any changes to take effect immediately. Myanmar’s constitution currently bars Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president. More

  • France's President Francois Hollande delivers an address at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Nov. 19, 2014.

    Audio France to Increase Airstrikes Against IS Militants

    The French Defense Minister said the fighter jets will be based in Jordan. Also, Pope Francis condemns the synagogue attack in Jerusalem, Ukraine rejects Russia’s proposal for talks, the World Bank says Ebola may cost West Africa less than expected, and a deadly snow storm hits New York. More

  • President Barack Obama says he will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix "our broken immigration system", Nov. 19, 1014.

    Video Obama to Announce Executive Order on Immigration

    President Obama soon is expected to announce his decision on what to do with millions of undocumented immigrants. These migrants left their home countries and entered the United States illegally. The president is expected to approve an executive order that would save them from being sent home. More

  • FILE - Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrians wait behind border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Sept. 2014.

    Audio Study Finds Rising Xenophobia in Turkey

    Xenophobia is the dislike or fear of foreigners. The Pew Research Center found the increase at a time when Turkey faces war on its borders. The country also has unsettled diplomatic relations with some of neighbors and allies. History and education play a part in this rising fear and dislike. More

  • The controversial cover a new Vietnamese law book featuring the face of a comedian.

    Audio Vietnam Removes Law Book with 'Justice' on the Cover

    A state-owned publisher in Vietnam has withdrawn hundreds of law books because of protests over the book’s cover. The cover of the book features a digitally changed image of a man without clothing holding the scales of justice. The book’s cover went viral recently on social media networks. More

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    The New Orleans-based group brings together funk, rock, blues and jazz, creating a gumbo for the ears. Bonerama has horns like many bands. But, unlike most groups, the trombone players lead this band. Reporter Jonathan Evans performed with the band and wrote about it for American Mosaic. More

  • A line from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is displayed at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

    Audio Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg Still Have Meaning

    On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln said no one would remember his speech at a battlefield cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. But Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address remains one of the most important speeches in U.S. history. More

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    Audio Surgery Safaris: Looking for the Perfect Body

    Many people these days are going as far as South Africa to get their version of perfection. People from across Africa and the world come for so-called “surgery safaris.” There are no animals to see on these safaris. The visitors instead look for smaller stomachs, firmer bottoms or perhaps new eye. More

  • Video South Korea Attempting to Reuse More E-Waste

    South Korea is dealing with increasing amounts of waste from electronic devices. These useless or unwanted parts are often called “e-waste.” . The city of Seoul throws out about 10 tons of e-waste each year. Some local governments in South Korea are creating special "e-waste" recycling programs. More

  • FILE - Brittany Maynard, shown with her Great Dane puppy, Charlie, took a lethal dose of medication prescribed by a doctor in Oregon on Saturday. Maynard was battling brain cancer.

    Video Should You Have the Right to Die?

    The recent case of a 29 year old woman with brain cancer has again raised questions about the right to die. Americans are divided on whether doctors should be able to give deathly sick patients drugs to end their lives. Only four U.S states permit doctor, or physician, assisted suicide. More

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