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El Salvador has a new leader. Thirty-seven-year-old Nayib Bukele calls himself a millennial president and uses social media to announce his presidential actions. Maria Martin reports.

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Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia received the Medal of Honor today. He's the Iraq War's first living veteran to receive the nation's highest military award. It's an upgrade of the Silver Star Bellavia earned fighting in Fallujah nearly 15 years ago. NPR's David Welna has his story. And a warning - you'll hear the sound of gunfire.

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Retired Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia received the Medal of Honor today. He's the Iraq War's first living veteran to receive the nation's highest military award. It's an upgrade of the Silver Star Bellavia earned fighting in Fallujah nearly 15 years ago. NPR's David Welna has his story. And a warning - you'll hear the sound of gunfire.

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