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Lessons Learned Two Years After The Arab Spring

From Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Cairo, to the ongoing violence in Syria, Rami Khouri, columnist for Beirut's Daily Star recaps developments in the Middle East and reflects on lessons learned two years after the Arab Spring.
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Overhauling Immigration: Asians Matter Too

The national conversation about overhauling immigration often focuses on Latino immigrants. But what works for one ethnic group may not be ideal for all. Host Michel Martin finds out what Asian immigrants want most from immigration reform.
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Osama Bin Laden's Hideout City Plans Makeover

Abbottabad, Pakistan, became world famous in 2011 when Osama bin Laden was killed at his hiding place there. Now the city is conducting an image makeover. It's planning a family-friendly amusement park.
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India Criticized For Changing Rape Laws Too Hastily

The Indian government was slow to comprehend the mass revulsion after a fatal gang rape made headlines across the globe in December. A new ordinance effectively overhauls the current statutes on what constitutes sex crimes. It allows for capital punishment in cases of sexual assault that cause death.
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Why Is Violence Ramping Up In Iraq?

Violence has spiked in Iraq in recent weeks. Separate attacks over the last three days have killed more than three dozen people. The violence comes amid fresh political upheaval in the country. For more, Renee Montagne talks to Jane Arraf, a reporter for Al Jazeera and The Christian Science Monitor based in Baghdad.

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