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  • 5:01pm Apr 29, 2013
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    Bombing Suspects' Chechen Roots Weigh Heavy On Nation's Refugees

    NPR's Eleanor Beardsley talks to Chechen refugees living in France, and hears how they're reacting to news of of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. There are some 10,000 Chechen refugees in France and Germany, and upwards of 25,000 in Austria.
  • 8:00am Apr 29, 2013
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    U.S.-Mexico Alliance Against Drug Cartels In Jeopardy

    Mexico is considering changes to its collaboration with the United States in the war on drugs. Steve Inskeep talks to Dana Priest of The Washington Post about her investigative piece examining Mexico's anti-drug war efforts.
  • 9:51am Apr 28, 2013
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    How Chemical Weapons Could Change Strategy For Syria

    British, French and Israeli officials say they have evidence that the Syrian government repeatedly used chemical weapons against civilians. Though the U.S. hasn't confirmed the allegations, the Obama administration previously said that the use of chemical weapons could provoke a stronger response.
  • 8:17pm Apr 27, 2013
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    Egyptian Activists: Our Religion Is None Of Your Business

    Violence between Muslims and Christians in Egypt, which has only increased since the revolution, is prompting public debate about religious identity. To try to ease tension and de-emphasize differences, one group of Egyptians wants to remove religious labels from national ID cards.
  • 6:59pm Apr 26, 2013
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    Spain To Unveil Economic Overhaul Plan

    Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.
  • 5:06pm Apr 26, 2013
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    787 Dreamliner Could Mean Big Things For Africa's 'Air Wars'

    Boeing's 787 Dreamliner was supposed to be a game changing new aircraft, but battery problems grounded the fleet, costing Boeing an estimated $600 million. Now the Federal Aviation Administration has approved a fix to the battery issue, and the first Dreamliner will return to the skies this weekend in Africa. Ethiopian Airlines is relaunching the "continent's first" Dreamliner in its effort to distinguish itself in the increasingly competitive, increasingly crowded African aerospace market.
  • 4:47pm Apr 26, 2013
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    Pressure Builds On White House To Intervene In Syria

    The White House says it still needs to corroborate information it has received that suggests Syria's government has used chemical weapons. That act would cross a "red line" drawn by President Obama. At that point, the question becomes: What might the U.S. do in response? The Pentagon is already planning.
  • 8:16pm Apr 25, 2013
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    Sen. Corker Calls On U.S. To 'Step Up' Efforts In Syria

    Robert Siegel talks to Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who is the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, about the U.S. intelligence assessment regarding chemical weapons in Syria. Corker says there is not yet enough evidence to take military action against the Syrian government. He adds that the real challenge now is to keep the more extremist anti-Assad-regime rebels from having the upper hand.
  • 8:16pm Apr 25, 2013
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    White House Undecided On Action For Syria Crossing 'Red Line'

    President Obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against its own people was a red line, and crossing it would bring U.S. action. On Thursday, the administration said that the intelligence community "does assess with vary degrees of confidence" that the regime has used such weapons "on a small scale." Yet the administration also contends that these findings fall short of the red line.