Randy Berry, the first U.S. special envoy for the rights of LGBTI persons, is shown at a gay pride rally in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last June. He says the U.S. is supporting activists worldwide but recognizes the risks they face in many countries. A gay activist who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh was hacked to death this week. Courtesy U.S. State Department hide caption

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For State Department's LGBTI Envoy, Every Country Is A Different Challenge

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Plenty Of Friction Expected During Obama's Visit To Saudi Arabia

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Carnival Expects to Begin Cruising To Cuba Next Year

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ADP Co-chairs Daniel Reifsnyder (left) and Ahmed Djoghlaf (center) say their negotiation work is difficult but worth it. "We only have one planet, you know," Reifsnyder says. "We have to protect it." Courtesy of IISD/ENB hide caption

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Two Guys In Paris Aim To Charm The World Into Climate Action

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Geneva

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On 'Morning Edition': Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama when they sat down together in June at a G8 summit in Northern Ireland. Alexi Nikolsky /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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