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Preparing For The World Of 2030

A report by the National Intelligence Council projects that in 2030 the U.S. influence in global affairs will decrease, China will continue to rise as a global power, and a global middle class will grow significantly.
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At Benghazi Hearing, Sen. Kerry Urges More Diplomatic Resources

State Department officials, testifying before Congress, acknowledge that security was inadequate in Benghazi before the deadly Sept. 11 attacks. Sen. John Kerry, who chaired the Senate hearing, says the diplomatic corps need more resources.
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Friday News Roundup - International

An independent panel faults the U.S. State Department on Benghazi, Libya. Pakistani militants kill nine polio vaccine workers. And South Korea elects its first female president. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Dead Russian Parliament Member Voted 31 Times

Vyacheslav Osipov voted on 31 different measures despite being dead at the time. The rules allowed other lawmakers to cast votes for him by proxy. He's off the voting rolls now.
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South Korea's New Leader Promises Moderate Path

South Korea will have its first female president, following Wednesday's close presidential election. Park Geun-hye says she will be open to better relations with North Korea, but she leads a conservative party known for its hardline with Pyongyang.
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Persistence, Bribes Got Wal-Mart Into Mexican Town

Wal-Mart has expanded rapidly in Mexico. A report this week delves into how corruption played out in a town, where Wal-Mart was determined to build a supermarket near some ancient pyramids. Steve Inskeep talks to David Barstow, of The New York Times, about his continuing investigation into Wal-Mart's troubling business practices in Mexico.

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