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Okinawans Protest Deployment Of U.S. Osprey

Opponents say the vertical takeoff Osprey has a poor safety record and poses a danger to inhabitants of the densely populated Japanese island. Its arrival has sparked protests and reignited Okinawans' long-simmering resentment of America's military presence there.
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Uruguay's Drugs Policy: Regulating Market For Pot

The tiny South American nation is going where few nations have gone before: It has proposed a law that would put the state in charge of producing and selling marijuana. Officials say that if pot were legal, they could spend more time cracking down on hard drugs.
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India's Influential Journalist

Acclaimed novelist and muckraking journalist Tarun Tejpal joins Kojo to talk about corruption and the complexity of life in India.

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A Cloudy Future For The War In Afghanistan

As violence ramps up in Afghanistan, U.S. officials signal plans to scale back ambitious plans for a peace deal with the Taliban.

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Turkey Pushes Syrians Into Limbo Across Border

Every war has its border town that becomes a haven for refugees, rogues, aid workers and reporters. In the Syrian conflict that town had been Antakya, Turkey. But Turkish authorities are beginning to force Syrians back across the border into a once-sleepy town now controlled by rebels.
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Missing U.S. Journalist Surfaces In A Video That Raises Questions

Freelance journalist Austin Tice has been missing since mid-August in Syria. The U.S. government believes he is being held by the Syrian government.
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Cambodian Court Case Stokes Fear Of Crackdown

A Cambodian court has convicted a pro-democracy journalist on charges of inciting a tiny village to secede from the rest of the country. Critics say the case is part of wider efforts by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to stifle dissent, and is a sign that the country's democracy is regressing.

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