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'Little Maria' A Symbol Of The Many Missing Kids In Europe

The estimated 250,000 children that go missing each year range from teenage runaways escaping abuse at home to kids who have fled war-torn countries such as Afghanistan.
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In Afghanistan, An Uncertain Role For U.S. After 2014

The United States is little more than a year away from ending its combat mission in Afghanistan, yet much is still uncertain about the U.S. role in that country. Next month, Afghan tribal leaders plan a vote that could define the non-combat missions of U.S. troops beyond the year 2014. Meantime, there are questions about the course of the war once U.S. troop levels drop.
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Poverty Toppled Two Egyptian Governments And Still Persists

In the almost three years since Egyptians rose up against autocratic rule there has been one constant: lots of people are still mired in poverty and they're getting poorer. Economic social justice was a main demand of protesters in 2011 and then again in 2013 when protesters took to the streets against Mohamed Morsi. And if Egypt's new leaders don't fix the problem they may face the same problem.
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Will Spying Tank U.S.-Europe Relationship?

Another day, another round of controversy about the NSA surveillance of foreign leaders. Will the White House have a response to the outrage voiced by Europeans and others?
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Aftershocks Of The Edward Snowden Case

Kojo chats with one of the activists who recently met face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Russia.

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Little 'Libraires' That Could: French Law Would Keep Amazon At Bay

A proposed law in France prevents online booksellers like Amazon from pricing books at deep discounts. It's the French government's latest effort to protect the country's many independent bookshops.
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Forget The Lottery; You Have Better Odds Of Winning This Picasso

Man With Opera Hat is being raffled off to raise money for Tyre, an ancient Phoenician city in Lebanon. At $135, tickets don't come cheap, but your chances of winning are much better than the megalotteries a lot of people enter, and it's still the closest many will come to owning one of Pablo Picasso's works.
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Botched Restoration Of Temple Frescoes Sparks Outrage In China

The new paintings in Yunjie temple in Chaoyang, northeast of Beijing, have obliterated intricate 270-year-old artwork.
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Do Pakistanis Support US Drone Attacks?

Drone strikes in Pakistan are in the spotlight after that country's Prime Minister visited the U.S., and a new report detailed hundreds of civilian casualties from American attacks. But how do people in Pakistan view drones? Host Michel Martin speaks to freelance journalists Aisha Sarwari and Madiha Tahir to find out.
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Challenges For Saudi Arabia At Home And Abroad

Saudi Arabia is warning that its decades-old alliance with the U.S. is strained. At the same time, the country faces increasing domestic pressure over women’s rights. Diane and her guests discuss challenges for Saudi Arabia at home and abroad.

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