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Cyber Spying Expected To Be Discussed At U.S.-China Summit

The Pentagon recently released a report directly accusing China of using cyberweapons to gain a military advantage with the U.S. The scope of the problem and the damage done by cyber espionage is not clear. But the issue will be on the agenda when President Obama meets China's new president Xi Jinping in California on Friday.
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Sen McCain Urges U.S. To Do More For Syrian Rebels

Senator John McCain, just back from a quick foray to rebel-held territory in Syria, is pushing the Obama administration to do more to help rebels topple Bashar Assad's regime. His call comes as rebels lose ground in their fight, and as skepticism rises about the U.S.-Russian plans for a peace conference.
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California Hosts U.S.-China Summit

There's significance behind the choice of California as the venue for the U.S.-China summit between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. The state is home to more than a third of the China-born population in the U.S., and Chinese-backed investment groups have been pouring billions of dollars into real estate property and private companies based in California. At the same time, exports of California goods to China are surging, and state leaders are bullish about capitalizing on new markets there.
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How To Sell Coke To People Who Have Never Had A Sip

Coca-Cola is returning to Myanmar after 60 years. They'd been kept out of the country by international sanctions. This week they officially opened their new plant outside of Yangon.
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Criminals Fleeing Rio Crackdown Set Up Shop In The Suburbs

As part of NPR's series on crime in Latin America, we're looking at Brazil's efforts to occupy and clean up Rio's crime-ridden favelas, or shantytowns, before the World Cup and the Olympics. But as a consequence, criminals have dispersed to outlying areas where there are fewer resources.

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