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Is Cartel Leader Capture Really A Win For Drug War?

Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, the alleged leader of the brutal Mexican Zetas drug cartel, has been captured. But will the arrest make a difference in the country's drug violence? Host Michel Martin asks Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News.
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Global Survey: China Will Surpass U.S. As Leading Superpower

The survey by the Pew Research Center reflects China's growing economic might. However, most respondents say they still view the U.S. more favorably than China.
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Panama Charges North Korean Ship's Crew

The action stems from the seizure of the vessel carrying Cold War-era weapons as it attempted to transit the Panama Canal.
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Friday News Roundup - International

A standoff continues between the U.S. and Russia over the asylum request by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The Arab League backs a new U.S.-led Mideast peace effort. And tainted school lunches kill at least 23 children in India. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Russian Court Convicts Opposition Activist

Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The case against him heightened criticism that Russian authorities are stifling opposing voices.
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Panama Searches Impounded North Korean Cargo Ship

Authorities in Panama are continuing to search the North Korean cargo ship stopped last week as it moved through the Panama Canal. A search of the ship, which came from Cuba, found aircraft and missile parts hidden under thousands of bags of Cuban sugar.
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Police In India Probe Poisoning Of School Children

In India, dozens of children in the eastern state of Bihar have been poisoned after consuming a free school lunch. More than 20 children have died. Authorities are trying to determine if the poisoning was deliberate or accidental.
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Book Examines Who Sowed Seeds For China's Economic Boom

Renee Montagne talks to China scholars Orville Schell and John DeLury about their new book, Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the 21st Century. It examines the roots of China's recent economic development boom.
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As Nelson Mandela Turns 95, South Africa Celebrates

Mandela remains hospitalized, but South Africans take the opportunity to honor the man who symbolized the anti-apartheid movement.
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At Estonia's Bank Of Happiness, Kindness Is The Currency

In high-tech Estonia, home of Skype, one group is using the Internet for a different kind of venture: the Bank of Happiness, an online market for good deeds. The concept is that people do nice things for each other, just because — no payments or products are involved. The bank has more than 500 ads.

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