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The History And Politics Of Humanitarian Intervention

Some are calling on President Barack Obama to intervene in Syria's civil war. Gary Bass, Princeton University professor and author of Freedom's Battle: The Origins of Humanitarian Intervention, talks about the political risks of humanitarian intervention.
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Why Britain Has Gone Mad About Baking

Some 9 million Britons have taken up baking in the last year alone. A TV program showcasing home bakers is a runaway hit, and sales of baking goods have skyrocketed. Then there are the cake clubs, where the rules call for pacing yourself — and sampling as much as you can.
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Gas Tanker Explosion Kills At Least 20 Near Mexico City

A tanker truck carrying gasoline exploded on a highway near Mexico City Tuesday morning, reportedly killing at least 20 people. The explosion, which early reports indicate was an accident, occurred after 5 a.m. local time.
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Afghan-Pakistani Forces Exchange Fire Along Shared Border

Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan are on the rise again following two border clashes in the space of a week. The trouble was apparently sparked by Pakistan's decision to erect a new border gate despite Afghan objections.
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Portugal Struggles To Avoid 2nd Bailout

Portugal's creditors are evaluating the country's latest austerity package, which includes 30,000 public sector layoffs, to determine whether Lisbon might need a second international bailout. The Portuguese government is raising the retirement age and lengthening work weeks to try to squeeze out more revenue, and repay its bailout loans.
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White House Sorts Out Syrian Chemical Weapons Allegations

Our understanding of who did what — if anything — with chemical weapons in Syria is no clearer today than it was a week ago. That's when President Obama said while there is evidence of chemical weapons use in Syria, there is none pointing to who is responsible. For more information, David Greene talks to Gary Samore, former coordinator for weapons of mass destruction at the White House. He is now the executive director of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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