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Russian President Vladimir Putin (center left) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (center right) arrive for the opening of the Army-2015 international military show outside Moscow in June. Alexei Druzhinin/AP hide caption

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In Russia, A 'Show Of Force' As The Military Tries To Modernize

Russia has launched a huge project to re-equip its armed forces with modern weapons. But the obstacles, including delays caused by sanctions and a cash crunch due to a drop in oil prices, are massive.

Mohamed Hashem, one of Saudi Arabia's best known musicians, plays the oud, a Middle Eastern lute. Leila Fadel/NPR hide caption

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An Art Scene Flourishes Behind Closed Doors In Saudi Arabia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (center left) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (center right) arrive for the opening of the Army-2015 international military show outside Moscow in June. Alexei Druzhinin/AP hide caption

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In Russia, A 'Show Of Force' As The Military Tries To Modernize

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Flowers and candles are set up as a memorial in front of the entrance to Hartford Distributors following a shooting Aug. 4, 2010, in Manchester, Conn. Eight employees were killed by a former worker. Douglas Healey/Getty Images hide caption

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The Challenges Of Identifying Potential Workplace Violence

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drew an estimated 30,000 people to a rally in Mobile, Ala., last month. He's one of several Republican candidates visiting the South — especially states like Alabama with early primaries. Getty Images hide caption

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The South Rises In Influence To Pick Republican Nominee

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to the graduates of the Boys and Girls High School in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn in New York. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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New York City Mayor Goes All-In On Free Preschool

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Jon Batiste, seen here at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival, will take on a new gig as the bandleader for CBS' Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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Jon Batiste And The Legacy Of Jazz On Late-Night TV

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