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New Constitution Is A Sign Of Tunisia's Optimism

Tunisian lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a new constitution later this week. Political wrangling over the document has long delayed the ratification process, but if the constitution gains final approval on Tuesday, as planned, it will set the stage for a new round of parliamentary elections.
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A Feud That Lasted A Lifetime: Ariel Sharon Vs. Yasser Arafat

From its earliest days to its current state, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can largely be tracked by charting the lives of these arch-rivals. The two played major roles in shaping events, yet the enduring conflict has now outlasted both of them.
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Israel's Ariel Sharon: A Man Of War's Journey Toward Peace

Israel's former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who suffered a devastating stroke in 2006 at the height of his political power, died Saturday after spending eight years in a coma. NPR's Scott Simon remembers Sharon with former ambassador Dennis Ross, who has played a leading role in shaping U.S. policy on Israel.
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Al-Qaida-Linked Group Faces Backlash In Iraq

The al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has played a key role in the war against Syria's government but now faces a major onslaught from other rebel forces. ISIS militants are also under fire in neighboring Iraq. NPR's Scott Simon and correspondent Deb Amos discuss how ISIS arose and what it wants to achieve.
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Who Gets To Be A Superhero? Race And Identity In Comics

Artist Orion Martin recently posted several images reimagining X-Men characters as people of color. This touched off a conversation about race in comic book worlds, and how these comic book depictions relate to real life.
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Ariel Sharon, Whose Life And Career Shaped Israeli History, Dies

The former prime minister, who had been in a coma after suffering a massive stroke in 2006, died on Saturday. Sharon's career spanned the birth of the nation and most of its essential turning points. Israelis had a love-hate relationship with him that was beginning to soften only shortly before his death.
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Who's Carl This Time

Carl Kasell reads three quotes from the week's news: Chillaggedon, Bridge To Nowhere, Rocky Mountain High.
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Panel Round One

In The Mood For Meh.
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Bluff The Listener

Our panelists tell three stories about terrible presentation tactics, only one of which is true.
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Panel Round Two

More questions for the panel: Googlologists; Core Values; Not Ok, Cupid.

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