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Petraeus Testifies On Benghazi At Closed Hearing

Former CIA Director David Petraeus testified on Capitol Hill on Friday. In his first appearance since he resigned from the CIA over an extramarital affair, Petraeus, briefed members of Congress on the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The secret session focused, according to members of Congress, on how the attack began and whether the Obama administration mischaracterized events.
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Despite Taboo, Jordanians Call For King's Removal

Thousands of demonstrators went back onto the streets of Amman and other Jordanian cities on Friday. The protests were sparked by fuel price hikes, but some are now calling for the downfall of King Abdullah, a key U.S. ally in the region.
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Hamas Official: 'This War Is Imposed On Us'

On Thursday, we heard the Israeli viewpoint on the current fighting. On Friday, Melissa Block talked with Ghazi Hamad, deputy foreign minister for Hamas in Gaza.
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Israel May Launch Ground Invasion In Gaza Strip

Israel is amassing troops and tanks on the Gaza border in anticipation of a possible ground offensive. Israeli officials are not saying it is imminent but also stressing the option remains on the table.
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Egypt's Prime Minister Calls For Ceasefire In Gaza

Hamas militants launched more rockets toward Tel Aviv and other cities amid Israel's continuing air and naval bombardment of the Gaza Strip on Friday. Egypt's Prime Minister also paid a brief visit to Gaza City and its Shifa hospital to express solidarity with the Palestinians.
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Gaza Conflict Sparks Protests In Washington

Supporters of both Israel and Palestine gathered in Washington D.C. to call for an end to hostilities. Even so, they were divided police line, a symbol of the larger problems underpinning the conflict.

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"Reverse Brain Drain"

We examine why the flow of intellect and skilled labor from poor to rich nations is reversing, and find out how it's impacting our area.

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For The First Time, Rocket Fired From Gaza Hits Jerusalem

The Palestinians have been firing rockets at Israel for years, but the volleys had been confined to the sparsely populated south of the country. The attack directed at Jerusalem is seen as a powerful symbolic blow.
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Latin Grammys — Whimper, Not A Bang

Musicians from all genres celebrated the thirteenth annual Latin Grammys Thursday night. Host Michel Martin speaks with Felix Contrearas and Jasmine Garsd, co-hosts of NPR's Alt.Latino podcast, about the big winners and some hidden gems, too.
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#Gaza: Fighting In Cyberspace?

Cross-border violence escalated between the Israeli military and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But there's also a messaging war taking place on Twitter, with both sides live-tweeting their military operations. Host Michel Martin discusses the implications with NPR's senior strategist Andy Carvin and Greg Myre, NPR digital editor for international news.

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