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'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation

Shahnameh is the Persian Odyssey, with ancient legends and myths put into verse. A new English language version brings the 1,000-year-old text into the modern age, with ornate recompositions of Persian miniature paintings.
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For Arab World's Christians, An Uncertain Fate

As Egypt plunges into unrest amid the military-backed government's crackdown on demonstrators, the country's Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic extremists. Their fate mirrors conditions faced by Christians across the Middle East.
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Ancient African Religion Finds Roots In America

African-American followers of Yoruba say it offers a spiritual path as well as a sense of cultural belonging. Followers of Yoruba are adapting its teachings to a modern context, while connecting with their heritage.
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Tens Of Thousands Flee Syria After Alleged Chemical Attacks

Thousands of Syrian refugees entered Iraq last week, fleeing the violence between extremist groups and Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Alan Paul of the charity Save the Children about the flow of refugees entering Iraq.
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Evidence Points To Chemical Weapon Use In Syria

While the use of chemical weapons by Syria's government forces remains officially unproven, many analysts say there are strong signs indicating their use. Host Rachel Martin talks with Gary Samore, a former White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, about how the claims are being evaluated.
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Health Fears Grow In Damascus With Reported Chemical Attack

Rebels say the government conducted the deadly attack on Wednesday, though President Assad's forces deny involvement. Still, residents in and around the Syrian city are worried food, air and water might carry toxins.
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Tons Of Molten Glass Go Into Making Mirror For Giant Telescope

One of seven large mirrors for the 72-foot telescope will be spun cast at the University of Arizona on Saturday.
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U.S. Weighs Options On Syria After Reported Chemical Attack

President Obama is meeting with his national security team to discuss reports of Syria's use of chemical weapons, as the U.S. "repositions" warships armed with cruise missiles in the Mediterranean.
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A Tiny Island Finally Connects To The World Wide Web

Sandwiched between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, the island of Idjwi had no Internet access until last month. Host Scott Simon speaks with Jacques Sebisaho, a doctor and native of Idjwi Island, about how the community has responded to the Internet.
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Corruption Trial Begins For China's Bo Xilai

The former high-level Communist Party official is accused of bribery and stealing millions of dollars. Host Scott Simon speaks with Cheng Li, director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations at the Brookings Institution, about the trial.

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