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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil's Coffee Crop

Brazilian cities are rationing water; farmers are facing dying crops. Scientists say the situation will only worsen — and that the government is ignoring warnings and failing to help those in need.

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Director Says 'Omar' Is A Love Story, Not A War Story

In Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated drama, the title character is a young Palestinian in love with an Israeli woman. NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with the director and with Adam Bakri, the film's star.

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In 'Kinder Than Solitude,' History Always Haunts

Yiyun Li's latest novel is a coming of age novel set in the Tiananmen Square era in Beijing. Li spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about lonely youth and China's post-Tiananmen generation.

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Director Says 'Omar' Is A Love Story, Not A War Story

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El Chapo's Arrest Punctures Drug Lord's Near-Mythical Status

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Fed Up With Harassment, Author Reveals Her Cyberstalker

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Drought Could Drain More Than Brazil's Coffee Crop

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Can Exercising Seniors Help Revive A Brooklyn Neighborhood?

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