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American Documented Syria's War From Inside

Robert Siegel talks with Obaida Hitto, a 25-year-old Syrian American from Texas who spent five months assisting the Free Syrian Army in Deir al-Zour on the Euphrates River, near the border of Iraq. He documented the violence in the eastern Syrian city through videos he posted on the Internet, until he was injured in a mortar attack by Bashar Assad's forces at the end of September. He is now recovering in Istanbul.
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Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate

One day after Congressman Paul Ryan debated Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail in Virginia and Ohio.
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Cemetery For Hezbollah Martyrs Continues To Grow

In the Beirut cemetery where martyrs of Hezbollah are buried, new graves are appearing more frequently. It's unclear where the men were killed, but members of Syria's opposition accuse the militant group, allied with Iran, of sending fighters into Syria to aid the Bashar Assad regime. It's an accusation that Hezbollah denies. One Shiite analyst says Hezbollah members have been disappearing since last year and families have been instructed not to speak about it.
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MS-13 Gang Now A 'Transnational Criminal' Group

Audie Cornish talks with David S. Cohen, Treasury Department Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, for more about the gang MS-13's new designation as a transnational criminal organization.
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European Union's Nobel Win Raises Eyebrows

Robert Siegel talks to Michael Leigh, senior adviser to German Marshall Fund in Brussels. They discuss how the European Union was formed to prevent another war in Europe. The Nobel committee in Oslo named the EU the winner of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize.
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Dinaw Mengestu On The African Immigrant Experience

The acclaimed novelist and 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu discusses his writing, his heritage and the immigrant experience.

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