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It's a one-day battle in the fight against a tiny enemy: On Saturday, 220,000 Brazilian soldiers are fanning out across the country and knocking on doors to raise awareness about the Zika virus and the mosquito that carries it.

The "Zero Zika" campaign, which The Associated Press calls "unprecedented," aims to reach 3 million homes in 350 cities across Brazil.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is also hitting the ground to spread information, and the AP reports that Rousseff was planning to send cabinet ministers to each of Brazil's 27 states as well.

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NATO, Russia Aiming For Syria Cease-Fire

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer in for Scott Simon. This is a key moment for Syria. The U.S., Russia and others say they want a pause in fighting to allow for peace talks, and Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to make it happen.

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And now it's time for sports.

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As national security has come to dominate the 2016 presidential race, the GOP contenders in particular are being pushed to define where they stand on a contentious matter: how suspected terrorists should be interrogated. Specifically, they've been asked about the currently banned use of waterboarding — a simulated drowning technique the CIA used on at least three alleged terrorists.

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