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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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G-8 Leaders Wrap Up Summit In Nothern Ireland

The G-8 leaders reached some agreement on steps to shore up the still-weak global economy. But Russia remains an outlier in the group when it comes to addressing the bloody civil war in Syria.
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European Aviation Firms Spotlighted At Paris Air Show

The world's premier commercial and military aviation and space trade fair is underway. The Paris Air Show is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The competition between European and U.S. plane makers Airbus and Boeing is a staple of the show.
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Libyan Radio Station Promotes Democracy, One Rap At A Time

The Arab Spring countries are still in the process of remaking themselves. Consider Libya, where militia fighters continue to roam the streets, yet a new private radio station does not hesitate to criticize the armed groups.
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Nigella Lawson's Husband Cautioned By Police For Assault

Police reportedly questioned former advertising executive Charles Saatchi for five hours Monday, after pictures emerged of him with hands around the throat of his wife, TV personality Nigella Lawson.
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New Iranian President Known As The 'Diplomat Sheikh'

Melissa Block talks with Vali Nasr about Iran's president-elect, Hassan Rowhani. Nasr, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, has closely followed Rowhani's career. In this week's Foreign Policy he calls the election outcome a "game-changer" for U.S.-Iran relations.

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