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Juan Pablo Guanipa is running for governor of the western Venezuelan state of Zulia, and as he campaigns in Maracaibo, the state capital, people complain of food shortages and hyperinflation. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Opposition Parties In Venezuela Prepare For Elections, Hoping They Will Come

Venezuela's ruling party is threatened by an opposition fueled by an economic crisis and related public anger over fuel and food shortages. It's kept power in part by stalling all manner of elections.

A 9-year-old survivor of a chemical attack on a rebel-held region of Syria on Tuesday receives medical treatment at a hospital in Idlib, Syria, on Wednesday. Mohammed Karkas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A Meditation On 'Evil'

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Mulhacen Diego Barber
Veleta's Peak Diego Barber

Juan Pablo Guanipa is running for governor of the western Venezuelan state of Zulia, and as he campaigns in Maracaibo, the state capital, people complain of food shortages and hyperinflation. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Opposition Parties In Venezuela Prepare For Elections, Hoping They Will Come

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Hand It To The Kids Duplekita
With a Little Help from My Friends The Beatles
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No Quarter Led Zeppelin

Their Finest stars Gemma Arterton as a brilliant young scriptwriter, and Billy Nighy as an aging actor who still wants to be cast as the romantic lead. Nicola Dove/STX Entertainment Motion Picture Artwork hide caption

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The British At 'Their Finest': How A Nation Kept Calm And Carried On

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The Second-Generation Soul Of Zeshan Bagewadi

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Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City Zeshan Bagewadi
Trouble Man Smith, Dr. Lonnie
54-46 Was My Number Ernest Ranglin
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King Tubby Meets the Rockers Ernest Ranglin

A chile-rubbed pork taco is topped with french fries in the Merced market in Mexico City. The taco costs 10 pesos — less than 50 cents. Cheap, high-calorie food is contributing to Mexico's obesity problem. Meghan Dhaliwal/for NPR hide caption

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Pork Tacos Topped With Fries: Fuel For Mexico's Diabetes Epidemic

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Tell Ya Mama Nem Corey Henry

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Beyond The Pale (Male): Marvel, Diversity And A Changing Comics Readership

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Action Hero Fountains of Wayne
Rubber Bass Kevin Kiner
Maritime Law Softspot
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