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Same-Sex Couples Strive For Marriage Rights In Every EU Country

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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

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Greece's Financial Rescue: A Blow To European Unity?

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Eurogroup, Greeks Reach Agreement On A Bailout Plan

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Could Greece's Debt Crisis Become Merkel's Worst Political Failure?

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Greece Stalls On New Bailout Proposal As European Leaders Meet

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Germany, France Keep Door Open To Greek Requests For Economic Help

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Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

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Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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For Americans Seeking Affordable Degrees, German Schools Beckon

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Marchers carried a multicolor flag during Warsaw's annual gay pride parade earlier this month. Poland prohibits gay marriage but activists say attitudes toward gays have improved in recent years. Alik Keplicz/AP hide caption

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For Poland's Gay Community, A Shift In Public Attitudes, If Not Laws

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Unmanned observation towers, funded by the European Union, have sprouted recently along Poland's border with Russia. This one is located outside the sleepy Polish border village of Parkoszewo. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

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Afghan Women Climbers Face Challenges Beyond Scaling Summit

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A group of Afghan women are attempting to reach the 24,580-foot summit this summer. In mid-May, two of the climbers, along with two American chaperones, visited Afghanistan's highest mountain to see the terrain firsthand in preparation for the historic climb. Soraya Sarhaddi-Nelson/NPR hide caption

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For Afghan Women Mountaineers, Uphill Battles Begin Before The Climb

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Judge Sentences 4 Afghan Men To Death For Mob Killing Of Woman

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In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

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