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Rebel Advances Fuel Riots In Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is descending into chaos as rebels take over cities and the nation's army does nothing to stop them. Kojo explores the conflict in this poor nation with vast reserves of gold, diamonds and other minerals.

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"Snow-Storm in August:" D.C.'s First Race Riot (Rebroadcast)

In 1835, a drunken slave entered his mistress' bedroom with an axe, setting in motion events that would lead to Washington's first race riot. We learn about the fascinating, and nearly forgotten, characters involved in the incident and its aftermath.

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The Conflict Between Israel And Gaza

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza. How the escalation in hostilities could affect stability in the region and U.S. foreign policy.

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Friday News Roundup - International

An Israeli airstrike kills the top Hamas military commander. Congress holds hearings on the Benghazi, Libya, consulate attack. And China’s ruling Communist Party names its top leader. A panel of journalists joins guest host Frank Sesno to discuss the week’s top international stories, what happened and why.

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The Role Of Diplomats In The 21st Century

After the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya, there's new focus on what it means to be a diplomat in a dangerous world. Kojo explores the role diplomacy plays in American foreign policy.

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Egypt’s Emerging Democracy

In the face of public pressure, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is apparently backing away from an attempt to dramatically expand his power. Diane and her guests discuss Egypt’s fragile democracy and its new role on the world stage.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Syrian rebels get anti-aircraft weapons. Libya singles out an Islamist leader in the Benghazi raid. And Iranian hackers renew attacks on U.S. banks.

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Free Speech: A Global Debate

An Internet video insulting the Prophet Muhammad sparked riots, but also an international debate about the limits of freedom of speech.

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Adjunct Professors Unite: Labor Rights On College Campuses

As universities increasingly rely on part-time teaching staff, many of those adjuncts are organizing for better pay and benefits.

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A Cloudy Future For The War In Afghanistan

As violence ramps up in Afghanistan, U.S. officials signal plans to scale back ambitious plans for a peace deal with the Taliban.

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