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    National News

  • Murder Charges Dismissed Against Former Top Thai Leaders

    Aug. 28, 2014
    By Scott Neuman / NPR

    Ex-Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and his deputy, Suthep Thaugsuban, were charged in connection with a bloody 2010 crackdown on protesters.

  • 'Geography Can Be Tough': Canada Trolls Russia For Ukraine Action

    Aug. 28, 2014
    By Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

    A tweet from Canada's NATO delegation shows a map with two distinctly marked areas: "Russia" and "Not Russia." It's in apparent response to Moscow's claims its troops have mistakenly entered Ukraine.

  • Like American Idol, But With Songs About Haiti's Child Slaves

    Aug. 28, 2014
    By Peter Granitz / NPR

    Last week, thousands of Haitians gathered in a stadium for the final round in a national song-writing contest. The topic: restavek, the term for the thousands of children who are modern-day slaves.

  • Hey, You've Got Mites Living On Your Face. And I Do, Too

    Aug. 28, 2014
    By Nancy Shute / NPR

    If you're grossed out by the idea that tiny relatives of scorpions are living in the pores of your nose, you're not alone. But everybody's got Demodex mites, a study finds. And they're kind of cute.

  • China Warns U.S. Over Surveillance Flights

    Aug. 28, 2014
    By Scott Neuman / NPR

    Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.