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Science Diplomacy

When tensions among nations are at their height, connections among scientists can be a powerful avenue for maintaining ties and backdoor diplomacy.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Greece's New Democracy party wins the national election and forms a government. Egyptian officials delay declaring the results of the presidential election. And the Arab League urges Russia to stop supplying arms to Syria. A panel of journalists joins guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

A House panel voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney told a Latino group he would replace and supersede President Barack Obama’s immigration plan. Federal Reserve officials extended a program known as “Operation Twist” and said they were prepared to do more if necessary to spur job growth. Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times, Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Ari Shapiro of NPR join guest host Terence Smith for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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The Impossible Juggling Act: Motherhood And Work

Anne-Marie Slaughter left her position as the State Department's director of policy planning to spend more time with her children. Slaughter, now a Princeton professor, details what needs to change both in workplaces and in society to create equal opportunities for all working women.
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Commerce Secretary Bryson Resigns; Suffered Seizure Earlier This Month

Just under two weeks after suffering a seizure that led to two car accidents within minutes of each other, John Bryson is stepping down.
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Jobless Claims Hold Steady; 387,000 Filed Last Week

They edged down by just 2,000 from the previous week.
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Spain Under Pressure To Finalize Bailout Deal

Spain is in line to get a European bailout of up to $125 billion for its banks. Audits due Thursday will show just how indebted Spanish banks are. But economic uncertainty has already sparked violence.
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Bidders Get Feisty Over Foreclosed Homes

The inventory of homes for sale in California is low, even in areas with high foreclosure rates. That's made any available home enticing to buyers. But with so few houses for sale, bidding wars have returned. In many cases, investors are squeezing out the families trying to buy.

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