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Israel Bombs Military Target Outside Damascus, Syria Says

The Syrians say two workers have been killed and five injured at a military facility. The attack is likely to escalate concerns in the volatile region.
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Israeli Election Rekindles Debate Over Military Service

Military service is compulsory for most Israelis, but the exemption for ultra-Orthodox Jews is a highly charged issue. The national debate may soon come to a head as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempts to form a government with parties on both sides of the issue.
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The Controversy Surrounding Hagel's Confirmation

In an interview with former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David Miller in 2006, then-Sen. Chuck Hagel made a controversial statement about the "Jewish lobby." On the eve of Hagel's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Miller argues that it's time to let those comments go.
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Ukrainian Comfort Dish Chicken Kiev Claims French Parentage

The dish that got its start in France and gained its popularity in America is dying out in its namesake city. Ukrainian chefs say only they make the real deal and are trying to save chicken Kiev, even as urban dwellers turn to exotic foreign cuisine like pizza.
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Immigration: Did Senators Get It Right?

After years of false starts, national leaders finally seem ready to overhaul the nation's immigration system. A group of bipartisan senators released a new immigration proposal this week and President Obama seemed to endorse it. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks a former immigration official, does the proposal offer real solutions?
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Black Africans Feeling Left Out

Many African-born immigrants are considered 'African-American,' but with different histories and cultures than we typically associate with black culture in America. Host Michel Martin speaks to writer Wayetu Moore about her recent article, 'How the Africans Became Black.'

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