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Kerry Lands In Baghdad With Syria In Mind

Secretary of State John Kerry touched down in Baghdad Sunday on an unannounced trip 10 years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein. On his agenda is urging Iraqi leaders to stop overflights of arms and supplies from Iran to Syria. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Michele Kelemen, who is traveling with Kerry.
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Musharraf Returns To Pakistan Amid Threats

After four years of self-imposed exile, Pervez Musharraf, the former military ruler of Pakistan has returned to the country. Even before he arrived, the Taliban threatened to assassinate him. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Julie McCarthy about his return.
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New Bells Chime With Modern Pitch At Notre Dame Cathedral

For its 850th anniversary, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris is getting new bells. Nearly all of its bells date from an 1856 renovation. Experts say the 19th century bells toll off key. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports the new bells will join one original bell, known as Emmanuel, which remains in the south tower.
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Nigeria Mourns The Loss Of Chinua Achebe

Award-winning author Chinua Achebe, sometimes described as the grandfather of modern African literature, died this week at age 82. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton in Lagos, Nigeria.

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