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U.S., Germany Call For Release Of Ousted Egyptian Leader

Mohammed Morsi has been detained since a July 3 military coup in Cairo.
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Catching And Prosecuting Pirates

Last week, three Somali men were convicted by a federal jury in a Norfolk, Va., court on charges that included piracy. We explore how companies and individuals are responding to the threat of piracy and the challenges of prosecuting the crime.

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More Problems On 787s Mean Turbulence For Boeing Stock

Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.
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Russia Goes Retro To Keep Kremlin Secrets

In the wake of the NSA spying scandal, the Kremlin orders typewriters to make sure its secret communications stay that way.
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As Muslim Call To Prayer Echoes On TV, Some Brits Tune Out

England's Channel 4 is airing the Muslim call to prayer every morning during the month of Ramadan. It's a decision that's caused controversy among both Muslims and non-Muslims. Host Michel Martin speaks with BBC radio host Sheetal Parmar about the issue.
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After Fifteen Years, 'Dictator Hunter' Sees Justice In Chad

Known as 'Africa's Pinochet,' former dictator of Chad Hissene Habre has finally been charged with crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture. Michel Martin speaks to Reed Brody, the Human Rights Watch lawyer who spent the past 15 years trying to bring him to justice.
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Report: Beijing, Shanghai Among Worst Airports For Delays

Eight of the world's ten worst airports were in China, according to a new report by FlightStats.
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What Motivates Us To Collaborate?

Social media guru Clay Shirky looks at "cognitive surplus" — the shared, online work we do with our spare brain cycles. While we're busy contributing to the web in our small ways, we're building a better, more cooperative world.
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After WikiLeaks Drama, Kremlin Goes Old School

The Kremlin's security agency has bought $15,000 worth of electric typewriters. A source told a Russian newspaper that after WikiLeaks and the Edward Snowden scandal, the Kremlin decided to "expand the practice of creating paper documents."
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Snowden To Meet With Activists, Issue New Statement

The "NSA leaker" and representatives of the organizations are set to meet at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, where he's been since June 23.

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