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Many celebrities have been banned over the years from visiting or performing in various foreign countries. Alec Badwin was banned from the Philippines, 50 Cent from Canada and Snoop Dogg from Norway, just to name a few. We put together a list of some of the more interesting and outrageous cases.

Sometimes the reasons are straight forward, like vulgarity or "questionable morality," and other times the reasons are rooted in a country’s culture, political stance or religion.

How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

Jun 24, 2016

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour Episode Nudge

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.

About Richard Thaler

Thaler studies behavioral economics and finance as well as the psychology of decision-making.

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U.K. Vote Shocks The World. What's Next?

Jun 24, 2016
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Iceland smites soccer giants with Thor-powered tweets

Jun 23, 2016
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It all starts with a warning.

And it keeps getting better.

Britain’s first ‘Brexit’: 286 A.D.

Jun 23, 2016
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This isn't the first time Britain has moved to quit a united Europe. That honor goes to the Roman province of Britannia in 286 A.D. The Brits broke away from Roman control and set up their own independent empire, which lasted a decade.

At that time, most of Europe was united under the Roman Empire, and Britain enjoyed all the benefits of free trade and a single currency, free movement of people, and of course Roman roads, sanitation, justice and security. So what happened to make these ancient Britons quit such a comfortable setup?

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Clodagh Kilcoyne

The people of the UK vote today on whether to keep their European Union membership. It's a historic vote. But it's not the only big referendum to be held in Britain over the last few years.

In 2014, the people of Scotland had to decide whether to remain part of the UK or to go it alone as an independent country.

In the end, they decided pretty conclusively to remain.

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