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Build-Up To Pakistani Election Marked By Violence, Drama

Robert Siegel speaks with Pakistani academic Adil Najam from Lahore about the mood in Pakistan on the eve of what many consider historic elections on Saturday.
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Samoans Await The Return Of The Tasty Turkey Tail

In 2007, Samoa banned the import of turkey tails from the U.S. to try to improve public health. But the ban kept the island nation from entering the World Trade Organization, so its days are numbered.
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Son Of Pakistani Ex-Premier Kidnapped At Election Rally

Gunmen abducted candidate Ali Haider Gilani during a campaign event in the city of Multan in the latest violence to hit the campaign trail ahead of Saturday's nationwide elections.
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Syrian Conflict Raises Thorny Issues Beyond The Mideast

The conflict in Syria has had repercussions far beyond its borders, with refugees streaming into neighboring states and countries around the world choosing sides. NPR commentator Ted Koppel weighs in on what the ongoing upheaval in Syria could mean for the rest of the world.
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Stunning Satellite Images Show A Changing Globe

Google teamed up with the USGS, NASA and TIME magazine to release a stunning cache of satellite images compiled over the past 28 years.
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Who Will Hurt The Most From Immigration Bill?

Congress is reviewing an immigration bill that could bring sweeping changes to how people come to the United States. But some prominent African American groups are finding themselves on opposite sides of the debate. Host Michel Martin examines who would benefit, and who would feel the pain, from the Senate's proposed immigration bill.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. and Russia lay the groundwork for Syrian diplomacy. A political kidnapping in Pakistan ahead of elections. And another garment industry tragedy occurs in Bangladesh. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Republicans Vow To Keep Pressure On Benghazi Probe

A House committee held a hearing Wednesday into last year's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The event has been a key political weapon for Republicans, first against President Obama's re-election campaign, and now against then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is a potential Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.

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