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  • 8:29am May 12, 2013
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    Kerry's Agenda: Priorities Emerge With Travel

    Secretary of State John Kerry has been in office for less than three months and as he travels the globe, his priorities are becoming clearer. He's trying to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian crisis, revive Israeli Palestinian talks and convince China to use its influence with North Korea to resolve that issue diplomatically.
  • 8:28am May 12, 2013
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    Syrian Conflict Raises Thorny Issues Beyond The Mideast

    The conflict in Syria has had repercussions far beyond its borders, with refugees streaming into neighboring states and countries around the world choosing sides. NPR commentator Ted Koppel weighs in on what the ongoing upheaval in Syria could mean for the rest of the world.
  • 8:26am May 12, 2013
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    Could Syria's Civil War Become A Large Regional Crisis?

    Two Israeli airstrikes outside of Damascus in one weekend signal escalating tensions between Syria and its neighbors. The Syrian government has said the attacks "open the door to all possibilities," giving rise to concerns that the conflict could spill over the border.
  • 10:11am May 11, 2013
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    The Philosophy, Economics Behind Sourcing Retail

    Host Scott Simon talks to Michael Preysman, founder and CEO of Everlane, an online clothing retailer based in San Francisco that provides information to consumers about where its products are made.
  • 7:25pm May 10, 2013
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    Benghazi Investigator Reacts To Criticism Of His Report

    Robert Siegel speaks with former top diplomat Thomas Pickering, who led the State Department's investigation into the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Pickering's report was criticized by witnesses at this week's congressional oversight hearing about the administration's handling of the attacks.
  • 7:23pm May 10, 2013
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    Former Guatemalan Dictator Found Guilty Of Genocide

    The genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt ended Friday with a conviction. A panel of judges found him guilty after a six-week proceeding. Rios Montt, however, denies responsibility for massacres and other crimes committed against Mayans during his 1982-1983 rule.
  • There's no better deal than getting polio cases down to zero, philanthropist Bill Gates says.
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    4:28pm May 09, 2013
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    Why Bill Gates Thinks Ending Polio Is Worth It

    The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is putting his money and time where his passion is: eradicating polio. Gates talks with NPR's Robert Siegel about why it makes sense to spend an estimated $5.5 billion to wipe out the disease once and for all.
  • Saifulzul Husseini (right) works in Dashti Barchi, a Hazara neighborhood of Kabul. He believes that ethnicity should be listed on the new identity card.
    Sean Carberry / NPR
    11:43am May 09, 2013
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    Afghans Confront Sensitive Issue Of Ethnicity

    Afghanistan is set to issue new national IDs that will have a person's ethnicity embedded in it electronically — but not printed on it. That's renewed debate over a divisive issue in a country made up of many different groups.
  • 7:09am May 09, 2013
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    Chinese Police Clamp Down On Protesters After Worker's Death

    Hundreds of police were deployed in southern Beijing Wednesday to quell a large protest after a migrant worker fell to her death at a clothing mall. Police say it was suicide, but there are reports the woman was gang-raped by security guards. Her family is asking for a proper investigation.