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Obama's Unplanned NSA Discussion

President Obama didn't expect he'd need to have a "national conversation" about government data-gathering.
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British Leader: Trendsetter, Or A Bit Too Casual?

The Group of Eight summits can sometimes be a little short on real news. Perhaps that's why the British media was writing about Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to scrap his jacket and tie.
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U.S., Europe May Share Intelligence, But Not Privacy Rules

Revelations about U.S. surveillance programs have not only touched off a debate in America; they've also raised privacy questions in Europe, since big Internet companies operate in both places.
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When A Language Dies, What Happens To Culture?

Nearly half of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world are expected to vanish in the next 100 years. One of them is Athabaskan, a language of the Siletz tribe in the Pacific Northwest. Bud Lane, vice chairman of Siletz tribal council, explains the importance of language diversity.
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A Look Ahead To The Future Of Afghanistan

Twelve years after the war began, Afghanistan's president announced Tuesday that Afghan forces officially assumed control of security for the country. U.S. and NATO troops will remain until the 2014 deadline, but the Afghan military is now expected to fight without NATO support.
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The Metropolitan Revolution

A new book says cities and metropolitan areas are taking the lead in rebuilding the economy and even forging their own global trade agreements. Kojo explores the role of cities, mayors and metro areas in the 21st century.

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President Obama, 'Honest And Trustworthy?'

Host Michel Martin checks in on the latest political news, including new poll numbers on how Americans view President Obama.
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Sectarian Violence Rises Sharply In Iraq

More than 2,000 people have been killed in Iraq since April. That's as high as it's been since the sectarian war of 2006 and 2007. Many people compare the recent violence to that conflict, but there are some key differences.
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Angry At Brazil's Government, Protesters Take To The Streets

The movement started last week against a hike in the price of public transportation, but it has snowballed into something larger. In the beginning, there were only a few thousand people participating — now there are tens of thousands of Brazilians making their voices heard.
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Chinese Media Have A Field Day With NSA Leak Story

China's state media has been highlighting the NSA leak story, calling the U.S. government's previous criticism of alleged Chinese military hacking hypocritical and deeply damaging to America's credibility. China's state-run media has hailed Edward Snowden as a hero for leaking the information.

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