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Scottish Dialect's Last Speaker Dies

In the tiny fishing village of Cromarty, on the tip of Scotland's Black Isle, the last speaker of the local dialect has died. Host Rachel Martin speaks with language expert Kelly McGill, about Bobby Hogg and his 600-year-old dialect.
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Afghanistan Deadline Awaits Next U.S. President

Afghan forces are scheduled to take control of their country's security by the end of 2014. While President Obama says they will be fully responsible by then, Mitt Romney calls the deadline a goal. Either way, the next president will face a 10-year agreement to help Afghans with counterterrorism and training.
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Chavez's Socialism At Stake In Venezuelan Election

President Hugo Chavez has never faced a serious threat in a presidential election until now. A young former governor has been electrifying crowds and putting Chavez's 14 years of power — and his socialist experiment — at risk.
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Convoy Procession In Pakistan Protests Drones

Saturday, Pakistani cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan leads a mass "march" (actually a convoy of trucks and buses) from Islamabad to the tribal territory of South Waziristan to protest U.S. drone strikes in the region. NPR's Philip Reeves reports the "marchers" are planning to enter South Waziristan on Sunday, but it is far from clear that the Pakistani military will allow them inside the tribal territory.
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Former Cricket Star Leads Pakistan Drone Protest

Pakistani politician Imran Khan is heading a convoy "march" from Islamabad to Waziristan in protest against U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan. Host Scott Simon talks with the former cricket star who now leads Pakistan's Justice Party.
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A Whitewashed Wall Erases Egypt's Revolution

Cairo's Tahrir Square was the focal point of the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak last year. During recent renovations, a large mural depicting the struggle was whitewashed — only to be repainted by supporters. Now, Egyptians are at odds over how to memorialize the events.
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U.S. Drones Navigate Murky Legal Path In Pakistan

One of the big legal questions surrounding the controversial drone program is whether the U.S. can conduct deadly strikes in a sovereign country with which it is not at war. Also unclear: whether Pakistan actually has agreed to the drone program despite its public opposition.

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