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In Singapore, The Voices Of Dissent Grow Louder

Singapore's government can still detain citizens indefinitely, without charges or trial, thanks to colonial-era security laws. But in a sign of changing times in the wealthy Southeast Asian city-state, many of those who've been held are now speaking out and challenging the laws after decades of silence.
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U.S. Naval Exercises Send Message In The Tense Gulf

The standoff over Iran's nuclear program has created tensions in the region. But the Americans and their allies say the anti-mine maneuvers will promote stability.
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Simulated War Between U.S.-Iran Has Grisly End

Robert Siegel talks to Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the U.S.-Iran war game exercise he organized. It simulated escalating conflict between the two countries. Participants found that miscalculations on both sides led to threats of war.
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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Midwest Detour On U.S. Visit

In her 17 day trip to the U.S., Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stopped in places you'd expect like Washington, D.C., and New York City. But on Tuesday she's set to speak in Fort Wayne, Ind. The city is home to one of the largest Burmese-American communities in the country.
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Tech Week Ahead: Foxconn Riot, Electric Cars

Melissa Block looks ahead to the week's tech news with Steve Henn. They cover electric cars and a riot at the Foxconn factory in China.
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Fighting Global Poverty With Business Strategies

More than a decade ago, The Economist magazine called Africa, "the hopeless continent," but a more recent cover story reads, "Africa Rising." The U.S. foreign assistance agency, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, has supported the turn around. The group's CEO Daniel Yohannes speaks with host Michel Martin.

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