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Bahrain Responds To Criticism Of Reform Efforts

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Last week, the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain released a report examining its own handling of the Arab Spring uprisings that happened there earlier this year. More than 5,000 protesters were interviewed in the investigation, an unprecedented move in the region. Yet, opposition members say the government isn't going far enough in its efforts to reform. Melissa Block speaks with Bahraini government spokesman Abdulaziz bin Mubarek Khalifa, who responds to those accusations.
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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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