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Paralympic Archer Without Arms Wins Silver Medal

Melissa Block speaks with Matt Stutzman, a U.S. athlete born without arms who won a silver medal in archery at this year's Paralympic Games in London. Holding the bow with his feet, he beat out competitors in wheelchairs who had the use of their arms.
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A Year After War Wound, Vet Wins Paralympic Gold

Navy Lt. Brad Snyder lost his sight to an explosion in Afghanistan exactly one year ago. On the anniversary Friday, he won the 400-meter freestyle at the Paralympics in London, capturing his second gold medal.
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Little Islands Are Big Trouble In The South China Sea

Tiny, uninhabited island chains that ring the South China Sea and reach even farther north are at the center of bitter, multinational battles — many dating to the end of World War II. The islands all have one thing in common: China has claimed control of them.
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Israeli Perspectives On Iran

Some in Israel, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, have been speaking out about the need to act aggressively against Iran, with or without the support of the U.S. But many Israelis, including some in the military, do not share this view. Please join us to talk about the range of public opinion within Israel over how to respond to Iran's nuclear program.

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Clinton Signs Report Designating Haqqani Network As Terrorist Group

The designation may make it more difficult for the Haqqanis to raise money. It also may further damage relations between the U.S. and Pakistan. American officials have accused Pakistani intelligence services of supporting the Haqqanis.
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Bail Granted For Christian Pakistani Girl Accused Of Blasphemy Against Islam

Accused of burning Islamic materials, she has been in custody for about two weeks. Her supporters say she has mental difficulties and that if she did what she's accused of, she may not have known what she was doing.
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Hummer Driver Diverts Potentially Fatal Crash

Darrell Krushelnicki was waiting at an intersection in Alberta, Canada, when he noticed a speeding Pontiac careening toward four pedestrians. The driver appeared to be talking on his phone, and wasn't slowing down. That's when Krushelnicki eased his Hummer into the street, took the hit himself, and saved some lives.

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