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Hundreds Rally In D.C. Following Ousted Egyptian President Morsi

As tens of thousands of protestors in Egypt continue to camp out in the streets of their country, some Egyptian Americans rallied in Washington in support of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

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America, Are You Tough Enough To Drink Real Russian Kvas?

Russians have been drinking kvas, a barely alcoholic fermented grain drink, for centuries. But the version sold commercially in the U.S.? It's largely just a wimpy, watered-down, sugary version, say aficionados. Now some new kvas makers are hoping Americans will embrace traditional, hard-core versions of the drink and its tangy, sour goodness.
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Al-Qaida Today: Evolution Of A Terrorist Organization

Host Jacki Lyden talks to Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, foreign correspondent for The Guardian newspaper, about how Al-Qaida as an organization has changed in recent times.
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Diplomatic Security In An Age Of Terror Threats

The State Department announced that all but one of the 19 embassies and consulates closed because of terror threats last week will reopen Sunday. The embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, will remain closed. Host Jacki Lyden talks with Prudence Bushnell, former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and Guatemala, about what changes on the ground when an embassy closes and how diplomatic security has evolved in recent decades.
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Wave Of Bombings At Ramadan's End Kills Dozens In Iraq

The deadly blasts follow a Ramadan laden with sectarian violence in Iraq, with more than 600 people killed since the start of the Islamic month of fasting.
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Russia Invites U.S. To A 'Tank Biathlon'

This week's U.S.-Russia talks in Washington were intended to relieve some of the tension between the two countries, so the suggestion of a little friendly competition — under fire — wasn't out of place.
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Volcanic Eruption In Indonesia Kills Six

Officials say the volcano had been rumbling since last year and that villagers failed to heed an evacuation order.
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Protestants, Catholics Clash In Belfast; Dozens Hurt

More than 50 police were injured as they tried to prevent clashes between Protestants and supporters of the Irish Republican Army.
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Beneath The Surface Of U.S.-Russian Relations

President Obama canceled his scheduled trip to Russia to meet with President Putin in September. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with former Ambassador to Ukraine Steven Pifer about why and what will have to change for the relations to improve between these two countries.
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Russian Vodka (Made In Latvia) And Other 'National' Products

Levi's jeans made in Asia; Honda Civics made in America. What other iconic national products have pulled the old switcheroo?

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