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Without these Latino composers, Hollywood wouldn’t sound the same

The Hollywood playlist of Latino film composers includes Maria Grever, Agustín Lara, Lalo Schifrin, Gustavo Santaolalla, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco. (Image credit: Mike Gallegos…

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Brazilians go to the polls, with Lula tipped to beat Bolsonaro

More than 120 million Brazilians will vote Sunday in a highly polarized election that could determine if the country returns a leftist to the helm…

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More than 100 fans — many of them trampled — died in clashes after a soccer match

Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic. (Image…

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More than 100 fans — many of them trampled — died in clashes after a soccer match

Brawls between supporters of two rival soccer teams in Indonesia were reported. The fights prompted riot police to fire tear gas, which caused panic. Two…

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What the recent wins for far-right parties in Europe could mean for the region

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with political scientist Cas Mudde about Sweden’s and Italy’s electoral results. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/01/1126419403/what-the-recent-wins-for-far-right-parties-in-europe-could-mean-for-the-region Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Candidates in Brazil’s presidential race take their final laps

The day before the vote dawns, and President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva are making one last push to get…

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Jewish Ukrainian father and son soldiers mark holy days under cloud of Russia’s war

A father and son fighting for Ukraine against the Russian invasion say the war has heightened their Jewish identity. (Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/01/1126217137/jewish-ukrainian-father-son-soldiers-russia-war…

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Pro-wrestler, politician and hostage negotiator Antonio Inoki dies at 79

The late wrestler was known for pioneering mixed martial arts, freeing hostages in Iraq and organizing a wrestling match in North Korea that became the…

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Venezuela frees seven Americans as part of the largest prisoner swap under Biden

The release of the Americans, including five oil executives, is in exchange for the freedom of two nephews of the Venezuelan president’s wife. (Image credit:…

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Russia withdraws its troops from a key city encircled by Ukrainian forces

Russia pulled troops out Saturday from the eastern Ukrainian city of Lyman, which it had been using as a front-line hub. It was the latest…

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Gunfire erupts in Burkina Faso a day after the second coup in nine months

Gunshots rang out in Burkina Faso’s capital amid signs of lingering tensions a day after a group of military officers overthrew the man who had…

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Ukrainian villages grapple with the effects Russia’s sham referendum

In Ukrainian villages on the front line, Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukrainian regions may further complicate life. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/01/1126387795/ukrainian-villages-grapple-with-the-effects-russias-sham-referendum Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Why the hijab is at the center of protests in Iran

NPR’s Scott Simon asks National Iranian American Council Research Director Assal Rad why the hijab has become a lightning rod in Iranian society. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/01/1126387760/why-the-hijab-is-at-the-center-of-protests-in-iran…

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Brazil’s election could determine the fate of the Amazon after record deforestation

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for reelection in Sunday’s vote, forest clearing and wildfires have surged in the Amazon. (Image credit: Bruno Kelly…

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Russia accused of ‘kidnapping’ head of Ukraine nuclear plant

Russian forces seized the director-general of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant on Friday, Ukrainian state nuclear company Energoatom said. (Image credit: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/01/1126385655/russia-accused-kidnapping-head-ukraine-nuclear-plant…

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With Ukraine at war, officials hope to bring tourism back to areas away from fighting

The war displaced millions of Ukrainians. But officials are trying to entice citizens to travel around the country for pleasure again. (Image credit: Dominika Zarzycka/NurPhoto…

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North Korea conducts 4th round of missile tests in 1 week

North Korea on Saturday test-fired two short-range ballistic missiles, its neighbors said, prompting quick, strong condemnation from its rivals. (Image credit: Lee Jin-man/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/10/01/1126381299/north-korea-conducts-missile-tests…

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The fate of the Amazon rainforest may rest on the results of Brazil’s vote on Sunday

After record deforestation and environmental deregulation in the past few years, the result of the Brazilian election could very well determine the fate of the…

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The real world impact of Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally annexed four regions of Ukraine. Ukraine responded by submitting an application to quickly ascend into NATO. The moves are…

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Fungi served as Bjork’s latest muse in her new album, ‘Fossora’

Bjork’s Fossora peers down into the soil, in a love letter to fungi. “Bubbly and fun” is how she describes her new album. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/30/1126282708/fungi-served-as-bjorks-latest-muse-in-her-new-album-fossora…

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Players on Spain’s women soccer team say they won’t play until changes are made

NPR’s Juana Summers speaks with Barcelona-based reporter Alan Ruiz-Terol about 15 women soccer players renouncing to play for the Spanish national team. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/09/30/1126281357/players-on-spains-women-soccer-team-say-they-wont-play-until-changes-are-made Droolin’…

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The history of Iran’s so-called morality police

Iran’s Guidance Patrol is under fire after protests across the country. NPR’s Juana Summers speaks with an Iranian scholar Roxane Farmanfarmaian about the history of…

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