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Syrian Rebel Commander: 'We Need A Lot Of Things'

Gen. Salim Idris is the commander of the Free Syrian Army. Robert Siegel talks to the General about the rebels' needs for weapons, their strategy in fighting the administration and their definition of success.
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'Africa Rising' A Theme Of Obama's Trip To The Continent

President Obama and his family headed home after a week traveling across Africa.
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Anticipation Builds In Egypt Ahead Of Military's Deadline

Protestors in Egypt postponed their deadline by which they wanted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to resign in favor of the Egyptian army's ultimatum. The Egyptian president's supporters, meanwhile, took to the streets in bigger numbers while more members of his staff quit.
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Morsi Opponent: Muslim Brotherhood Still Needs A Place

Robert Siegel talks to Amr Hamzawy, founder of the Egyptian Freedom Party and a leading member of the National Salvation Front. He's a former member of the Egyptian Parliament and won election to his seat after he played a role in the revolution that overthrew former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
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Who's Who In The Egyptian Crisis

Protests by a coalition of Islamists, secularists and leftists ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Just two years later, some of the same protesters have overthrown the country's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi.
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Baikonour, We Have A Problem. Russian Rocket Crashes And Burns

A massive Proton-M rocket carrying three Russian navigation satellites veered off course shortly after liftoff.
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Afghan Woman Fights For Women's Education

In the United States, education is a right for all children. For Shabana Basij-Rasikh in Afghanistan, it was something she was willing to risk her life for. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her story, and a school she co-founded in Afghanistan that helps educate young women.
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Jailed Tunisian Rapper Is Freed; Song Called Police 'Dogs'

The head of Tunisia's Islamist government says Ala Yaacoubi, who raps as Weld El 15, was punished for inciting hatred and violence.
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Nelson Mandela's Prison Adventures

His 27 years behind bars were filled with hardship. But it wasn't all tedium. There were drives around Cape Town, negotiations in the homes of government ministers, and aborted escape plots.
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Pressure Builds On Egypt's Morsi To Compromise Or Step Down

As a deadline set by the military looms, President Mohammed Morsi is being pushed to find a way to address the complaints of protesters. The army says it is not planning a coup. But Morsi's supporters say that's just what is happening.

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