A woman in Buenos Aires walks with her dog past a mural that reads "Vultures" in Spanish. The mural is a reference to the dispute between the Argentine government and U.S. hedge funds. Victor R. Caivano/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Argentina Crisis Puts Focus On Role Of Distressed-Debt Funds

Argentina calls them vulture funds, but they have a legal right to demand payment. Still, is that moral when a nation is the debtor and its citizens suffer as a result?

Werner Herzog's 1972 film Aguirre, the Wrath of God was shot along the Amazon in Peru. It probes one of the filmmaker's themes: an unsentimental look at humankind's relationship to landscape and nature. Courtesy of The Shout! Factory hide caption

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Movie Reviews

Werner Herzog's Audacious Early Films Showcased In New Boxed Collection

The 71-year-old German filmmaker made daring movies in the 1970s that pushed viewers into unsettling mental spaces. The tremendous boxed set Herzog: The Collection highlights his authentic style.

This 2011 image taken by a crested black macaque in Indonesia has ignited a debate over who owns the photo. The camera's owner says the image belongs to him. In its new manual, the U.S. Copyright Office disagrees. Caters News Agency/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says

The U.S. Copyright Office says a monkey's photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or anyone else — because it wasn't taken by a human.

Nestle SA, the world's biggest food company, manufactures and markets a wide range of food products including milk, chocolate, confectionery, bottled water, coffee, creamer, food seasoning and pet foods. Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Nestle Nudges Its Suppliers To Improve Animal Welfare

The world's largest food company is requiring all of its suppliers of dairy, meat, poultry and egg products to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Animal rights groups applaud the move.

Government-subsidized at a state-run market in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2012. Smuggling of cheap groceries into neighboring Colombia is so rampant that the government plans to fingerprint shoppers. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted

The government hopes to clamp down on rampant cross-border smuggling of government-subsidized staples that has caused shortages on the country's store shelves.

A Russian border guard opens a gate into the Ukraine for the first trucks from the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, on Friday. The convoy had been stalled near the border for more than a week. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests

The white trucks, which Moscow says are carrying only humanitarian aid, have been held up at the border for more than a week over fears they could be a ruse to resupply separatists.

Drummer Joe Easley with The Dismemberment Plan performs during Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 on April 19, 2014 Gerry Maceda/Retna Ltd./Corbis hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Drum Fill Friday, From The Dismemberment Plan's Joe Easley

Our puzzler for careful listeners: This week, featuring fills and intros selected by Joe Easley, drummer for The Dismemberment Plan. Hear the fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

Peter Capaldi, left, and Jenna Coleman star as The Doctor and Clara Oswald on the BBC science fiction drama Doctor Who. Ray Burmiston (photographer)/Ali/BBC America hide caption

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Monkey See

TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series

The BBC will soon air its first Doctor Who episode with Peter Capaldi as the show's hero, The Doctor. Capaldi says the 50-year-old series inspired him to become an actor.

In this artist's conception, the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet displays a brownish haze - the result of widespread pollution. Christine Pulliam/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Scientists Searching For Alien Air Pollution

Looking for extraterrestrial smog may be a good way to search for alien intelligence, according to a Harvard researcher.

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