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August 29, 2014 | NPR · The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.
 
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Aug 13, 2014 — The condor is tied to the bull's back and they fight it out in an arena. Many Peruvians say it's an important tradition. Conservationists call it another threat to a giant bird already at risk.
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Aug 11, 2014 — He came as part of a volunteer team. What he finds in this Peruvian city of half a million is that the common hernia can ruin a man's life — and be easily fixed by a volunteer doctor.
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Oct 2, 2013 — Also: The Peruvian "Lucha Libro" competition; Elizabeth Gilbert on literary snobbery; and what the Greek poet Cavafy has to tell us about political gridlock.
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Feb 26, 2013 — Civilization cannot live on anchovies alone. The ancient Norte Chico people of Peru were long thought to have built a complex society in South America while dining on a diet based on the tiny fish. But archaeologists now say they ate the food that fueled empires throughout the hemisphere — corn.
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Aug 2, 2012 — Will tomorrow's U.S. supermarket stock 10 kinds of potatoes? Potato geneticist Chuck Brown hopes so. He's been working to introduce the American market to purple, orange and red potato varieties, and bring back the sizzle potatoes once enjoyed.
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Jan 13, 2012 — Joran van der Sloot, the 24-year-old Dutchman who remains the prime suspect in the still-unsolved 2005 disappearance of Holloway in Aruba, killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores in 2010.
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Jan 11, 2012 — Joran Van Der Sloot killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores on May 30, 2010, five years to the day after Holloway's went missing in Aruba. He has been arrested twice, but never charged, in relation to the Alabama teen's disappearance.
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Aug 18, 2010 — Peruvian Court Orders Lori Berenson Back To Prison
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Jun 17, 2008 — All about "uncontacted" tribes in the Amazon with explorer Scott Wallace.
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