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Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

"Every issue that we are facing violates the core principles of democracy," says a South Korean labor leader. The government says it's cracking down to protect national security.

President Obama meets Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Riyadh in January 2015. The Saudi monarch, in power for a year, has adopted more confrontational positions toward Iran, the kingdom's longtime rival. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Under King Salman, Saudi Arabia Takes A Harder Line With Iran

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Gloria
Field of Blues Joey Calderazzo
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Using Technology To Keep Carbon Emissions In Check

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So Tired John Beasley
Battle at Piz Gloria Sex Mob
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Drop and Roll John Scofield
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Bump
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Warm Valley Scott Hamilton & Harry Allen
Hasta La Raíz Natalia Lafourcade
Trillium Waltz Al Petteway & Amy White
The Sky Came Down to the Rooftops Dianogah
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Lyft, GM Teaming Up To Create Fleet Of Driverless Cars

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Horizons Faze Action
The Sycamore Giovanni De Chiaro, guitar
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Civil Rights At Issue In Korea, But Not The Korea You'd Expect

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Last Stand Bill Miller

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Veterans Say Trained Dogs Help With PTSD, But The VA Won't Pay

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Wild Mountain Thyme
Rimsky Arturo Sandoval
Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest
Moment's Notice Hilton Ruiz

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