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Week In News: Dissident Puts Kink In Economy Talks

The plight of Chinese dissident Chen Guangdeng has overshadowed the strategic and economic talks between the United States and China this week. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner traveled to Asia for this high-level annual summit, and found themselves answering questions about human rights in one of their biggest economic partners. James Fallows of The Atlantic writes frequently about China, and he talks to weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz about what was achieved in Beijing.
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ExxonMobil: A 'Private Empire' On The World Stage

In Private Empire, investigative journalist Steve Coll explains how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., concerning issues like climate change.
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The 'Manhunt' To Capture Osama Bin Laden

Journalist Peter Bergen outlines the decade-long search for the al-Qaida leader in his new book Manhunt. Bergen is the only journalist to gain access to bin Laden's Abbottabad compound before it was razed by the Pakistani government.
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Bin Laden's Death Significant For White House

Tuesday marks one year from the day President Obama announced to the nation that Osama bin Laden had been killed. To underline the significance of the anniversary, the administration sent its counter-terrorism expert out on the airwaves Sunday. It also launched a controversial campaign ad about the raid against the al-Qaida leader.
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GOP Courts Hispanics, Democrats Try To Woo Youth

The Republicans could use the vice presidential slot to appeal to Hispanics. Meanwhile, President Obama used his weekly address to focus on the high cost of student loans.

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