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Monster Truck Crash Kills Eight At Outdoor Event In Mexico

Three days of mourning have been declared in Chihuahua, Mexico, where at least eight people were killed by an out-of-control monster truck this weekend. A crowd had gathered to watch the truck in a dirt arena that lacked any visible barriers.
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Resurgent Wave Of Violence Floods Iraq

It's been a weekend of horrific violence in Iraq, and September had the highest number of civilian deaths since the U.S. withdrawal. Host Arun Rath speaks with Adam Schreck, Baghdad bureau chief for The Associated Press, about the on-going sectarian violence there.
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Iran Says It Has Arrested 4 In Nuclear Sabotage Plot

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the four are now being questioned. He added that Iranian authorities had also identified "a number of other sabotage plots."
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Suicide Bombers In Iraq Kill Students At Elementary School

Part of the school building reportedly collapsed as a result of the blast. At least 12 students and their principal died in the attack on an elementary school, according to reports.
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Destruction Of Syria's Chemical Weapons System Begins

A team of international weapons experts is taking sledgehammers and explosives to production facilities for Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. Meanwhile, President Bashar Assad is still denying his military used chemical weapons on civilians.
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Wife Works To Free Pastor From Iranian Prison

Iranian-American Saeed Abedini converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000, and is a pastor of a church in the U.S. Now, he's serving time in an Iranian prison on charges of disturbing national security. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Naghmeh Abedini, his wife, about her husband's imprisonment and her campaign to get him released.
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As Afghan Troops Take The Lead, They Take More Casualties

For many Americans, the war in Afghanistan may feel like it's winding down and interest in the conflict has waned. But in parts of Afghanistan, there's still daily fighting. Afghan troops, who are increasingly on their own, are suffering more casualties than the Americans and NATO troops ever did.
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It's Time To Rediscover The IUD, Women's Health Advocates Say

Intrauterine devices are more than 99 percent effective in preventing pregnancy — and they work for years. But misnomers about side effects and high initial costs have kept many women in the U.S. from using them. Health organizations and private companies are looking for ways to change that.
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Car-Centric Spain Begins To Embrace The Bicycle

For the first time on record, bicycles have outsold cars in Spain. Higher taxes on fuel and on new cars have prompted cash-strapped Spaniards to opt for two wheels instead of four.
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Reports: U.S. Captures Al-Qaida Leader In Libya Raid

An al-Qaida leader indicted in the United States for coordinated 1998 attacks on two U.S. embassies in East Africa was captured on Saturday in a daytime military raid in Libya, according to several published and broadcast reports.

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