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Once A Grand Occasion, May Day Loses Significance In Russia

May Day in Moscow used to attract thousands of people to celebrate International Workers Day. Although May Day may still be a holiday, it's much less of an occasion now.
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Why Chemical Weapons Have Been A Red Line Since World War I

The use of chemical weapons has been taboo since World War I, when poison gas inflicted a million casualties. Despite the destruction of large stockpiles, controlling or destroying remaining weapons remains tricky.
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Secret Cash To Afghan Leader: Corruption Or Just Foreign Aid?

Afghans are expressing mixed feelings on CIA cash payments to President Hamid Karzai. Many say the practice is wrong and symbolizes the widespread corruption in the country, while some see it as just another form of foreign assistance.
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Pakistani Army Chief Unhappy Over Treatment Of Musharraf

The country's top general issues a veiled reference to the former president and ex-general's house arrest.
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Khaled Hosseini: "And The Mountains Echoed"

The author of the international best-seller “The Kite Runner” sets his latest novel in Afghanistan, San Francisco and Paris. How a wrenching family decision echoes across generations and time zones.

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Prospects For Immigration Reform Legislation

A key Senate panel approves an immigration plan that would provide the nation’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants a path to citizenship. Details of the bipartisan bill and its prospects in Congress.

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The Real Costs Of Cheap Fashion

The collapse of a Bangladesh clothing factory building has renewed worries about the ethics of the fashion industry. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning fashion critic Robin Givhan about the real costs of cheap fashion.

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