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A Resurgence Of Al-Qaida Likely, Expert Says

While drone operations have badly damaged al-Qaida's infrastructure over the past five years, Bruce Reidel tells NPR's Arun Rath that a resurgence of the militant group should be expected.
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Like 'Doctor Who,' Syrian Activists Hang In Limbo Post-Election

President Bashar Assad's election victory is another sign that exiled Syrian activists may never safely go home. One activist compares it to the fate of the time-traveling, British TV cult hero.
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Prison Rape Law A Decade Old, But Most States Not In Compliance

A law to educate inmates about their rights and how to report sexual violence crimes went into effect in 2003. But most states are still not in full compliance. Others are protesting the rules.
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Open Carry Activists Bear Arms In The Streets — And Chipotle

As part of the open carry movement, some gun rights activists in Texas have been carrying rifles into restaurants. Many national chains have responded by instituting no-guns policies.
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Who Shot Pakistan's Star News Anchor? Some Point To Spy Agency

Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.
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Top-Down or Bottom-Up? Fixing a VA in Crisis

Kojo explores the fallout from the Veteran Affairs recordkeeping scandal, and finds out what fixes are realistic for this massive government bureaucracy.

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Should Tweens Be Prosecuted As Adults?

Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?
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For Comic Michael Che, 'Comfortable' Comedy Won't Fly

Che is The Daily Show's newest correspondent. He may be a new face, but TV audiences are already familiar with his comedy. He spent the past year writing sketches for Saturday Night Live.
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Alaskan Volcano Erupts With Intensity

An eruption of the Pavlof Volcano in Alaska this week is spewing lava some 1,500 feet into the air. Geologists say Pavlof's show could go on for weeks — perhaps even months.
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