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Who Runs The World? 'Time' Magazine Says Beyoncé

In the same week that Lupita Nyong'o was declared the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine, Time named Beyoncé one of the world's '100 Most Influential People.'
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How To Survive In Iraqi Politics

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has led Iraq for eight years, and despite critics who say he has authoritarian tendencies, an election this week could give him four more years in power.
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Arts Advocacy in the District

As the District hashes out next year's budget and looks toward electing a new mayor, advocates for the arts are weighing in.

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The Battle Over Broadcast TV: Aereo at the Supreme Court

A company that makes dime-sized antennas is challenging the business model for watching and streaming TV shows. Tech Tuesday looks at the Supreme Court case with implications for cloud storage and consumers' wallets.

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Egyptian Court Hands Down 683 Death Sentences

It's the second mass death sentence in just two months in Egypt; however, all but 37 of the 529 people convicted in March had their sentences commuted.
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Clippers Distances Themselves From Racist Comments

David Greene talks to ESPN's Peter Keating about racist remarks allegedly made by Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers. The NBA is investigating the authenticity of the recording.
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Mass Trial In Egypt Sentences 683 To Death

More than 680 alleged supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president have been sentenced to death for acts of violence last August. Included was the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader.
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How A Public Corruption Scandal Became A Fight Over Free Speech

Monday the Supreme Court hears about a man who was fired after testifying against a state lawmaker. The case on public employees' right to speak out could impact future corruption investigations.
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Skepticism Of Effort To Remove Syria's Weapons Remains Strong

Nearly 90 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been removed from the country for destruction. At the same time, there are unconfirmed reports of chlorine bomb attacks by the Syrian government. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to chemical weapons expert Amy Smithson.
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Aleppo Now A De Facto 'Partition City' In Syria

Sam Dagher of the Wall Street Journal, reporting from the front lines of the war in Syria, talks to NPR's Eric Westervelt about his recent trip to Aleppo. Once a showcase of the country's diversity and culture, today it represents the ghastly, grinding stalemate of Syria's civil war.

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