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The Salt
12:10 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

Cattle graze at a Brazilian Agricultural Research experimental farm in Planaltina in Goias state. To reduce emissions from deforestation, the Brazilian government is experimenting with grazing on integrated forest and pasture lands.
Evaristo Sa AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 10:31 am

We Americans are heavy consumers of meat, and we're increasingly reminded that eating less of it will shrink our carbon footprint. Growing the crops to feed all those animals releases lots of greenhouse gases.

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The Two-Way
9:37 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ugandan Tabloid Names Gays After Anti-Gay Measure Becomes Law

A man reads a copy of Red Pepper on Tuesday in Kampala, Uganda.
Stephen Wandera AP

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 5:00 pm

This post was updated at 11:30 a.m. ET

We told you Monday about Uganda's president signing a controversial bill that makes gay sex punishable by terms of up to life in prison. Well, a day later, a Ugandan tabloid has published a list of what it calls the country's "top" 200 homosexuals.

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The Two-Way
8:41 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Crisis In Ukraine: Formation Of New Government Is Delayed

Praying For Those Who Died: Mourners were in Kiev's Independence Square again on Tuesday. It was the site of protests in recent months, and was where more than 80 people died last week in violence blamed on security forces.
Louisa Gouliamaki AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 12:51 pm

The search for ousted President Viktor Yanukovych continues in Ukraine, where months of protests over his turn toward Russia and away from the European Union, along with public anger over corruption, led to his removal from office on Saturday.

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The Two-Way
7:28 am
Tue February 25, 2014

More Than Two Dozen Boys Killed In Attack On Nigerian School

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:47 am

Suspicion is immediately focusing on the Islamist group Boko Haram as word emerges about another horrific attack on school children in Nigeria.

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The Two-Way
6:44 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Missing Mango Mystery Solved, Here Are The Juicy Details

The Big Mango in Bowen, Australia, seen here in 2011.
Jack Zalium/NPR

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 8:25 am

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Around the Nation
4:14 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Mexican Drug Lord's Reach Stretches To Chicago Streets

Chicago is the heroin hub for the Midwest, with cartels often using stash houses in quiet, residential neighborhoods like this one on the city's Southwest Side.
Bill Healy WBEZ

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 10:51 am

Drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman is one of the major villains in Chicago's heroin epidemic, and his recent arrest in Mexico is sparking a debate over how the city's drug trade will be affected.

Chicago is the heroin hub for the Midwest, with cartels often using stash houses in quiet, residential neighborhoods. Last fall, for example, Chicago police raided a cute, quaint two-story house on the southwest side of the city and allegedly seized about $10 million worth of heroin.

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Latin America
4:13 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Venezuelan Students Want Violence To End, Economy To Improve

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Juan Requesens is one of the main leaders of the student movement in Venezuela. He says the student protesters are fighting for quality of life, justice, liberty and democracy.

Latin America
4:12 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Opposition Blocks Traffic In Venezuelan Capital Caracas

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Venezuela's president is asking opposition leaders to join him in a peace conference on Wednesday. David Greene talks to reporter Girish Gupta in Caracas about the deadly anti-government protests.

Europe
4:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Political Crisis Deepens Ukraine's Dire Economic Conditions

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

As Ukraine steadies itself, a first order of business is to fix its economy. Renee Montagne talks to Simon Johnson, former chief economist for the IMF, who is now a professor at MIT.

Europe
4:11 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Ukraine Grapples With Vacant Presidential Post, Poor Economy

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 7:06 am

Ukraine faces bankruptcy if it cannot raise billions of dollars within the next few months. An offer of aid from Moscow, made before the revolution, now appears to be in doubt.

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