WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Democracy in a Volatile Region: Afghanistan Chooses a President

Afghanistan's runoff election moves the country another step closer to replacing outgoing President Hamid Karzai. But some Afghans say they don't really care who wins -- they're just eager for the new president to take office and re-start the economy, sign an agreement that will let U.S. troops stay beyond December and improve public safety after 13 years of war. Kojo explores how new leadership will shape the country's future in a volatile region and what it will mean for ending America's longest war.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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U.N. Envoy: Solution To Syrian Conflict Must Be A 'Political One'

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura about creating a peace process in Syria. He says there is a new "sense of urgency" by many parties to end the conflict.
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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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