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Despite French Air Strikes, Islamic Militants Seize More Territory In Mali

A town in central Mali has been taken over by Islamist insurgents, after France intervened to prevent further advancement by local rebels. Audie Cornish speaks with Adam Nossiter, West and Central African bureau chief for The New York Times.
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Drones And Their Use In Counterterrorism

U.S. drone strikes have killed several high-level al-Qaida operatives, but critics argue the civilian toll is too high and there is too little transparency. The changing way we fight war.

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Flash Mob Brings Some Sunshine Into Spanish Unemployment Office

A performance of "Here Comes the Sun" brought smiles to a group of jobless Spaniards gathered to request government benefits.
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A Supreme Court Justice Gets Personal: Sotomayor's Family Photos

Diabetes, divorce, and liver and onions: Sonia Sotomayor shares her best and worst memories — along with family photos — in an intimate interactive feature.
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Saudi King Invites Women To Join The Debate ... From Another Room

During his rule, King Abdullah has introduced a series of reforms directed at women. But there are still sharp limits. The monarch has now named women to a top advisory body, but they can't gather in the presence of the men.
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Guantanamo Bay Still Unresolved

President Obama is a week away from getting sworn into a second term in office — but he still has plenty of unfinished business. Four years ago, he vowed to shut down the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But the facility is still up and running. Host Michel Martin discusses what's next for Guantanamo.
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New Ground For Peace Corps

Doctors and nurses from the U.S. are heading to Africa with the Peace Corps. Host Michel Martin discusses the new program and what it means for the Peace Corps' mission.

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