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Juan Zarate: "Treasury's War: The Unleashing Of A New Era Of Financial Warfare"

Former senior Treasury and White House official Juan Zarate gives an insider's view of how America developed a financial warfare program in the wake of 9/11.

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President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria and the looming budget crisis. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

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Unrest Boiling Over In Egypt

Violence continues in Egypt, and the political situation there continues to get more volatile. Guest host Celeste Headlee checks in with NPR's correspondent, Peter Kenyon.
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60-Second Video: Syrian Refugees Escape To Lebanon

Nearly 2 million Syrians are refugees in other countries because of the civil war in their country. Many of them — nearly 700,000, according to the U.N. — are now in Lebanese camps.
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Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.
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CIA's Acknowledgment Of Iran Coup Role Is Latest Revelation

The agency acknowledged this week that it played a role in Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh's ouster in 1953. The CIA also acknowledged the existence of Area 51 and spying on Noam Chomsky.
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Australian's Shooting Death Echoes From Oklahoma To Melbourne

The killing of an Australian man who was in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship has brought grief to his hometown and to the small Oklahoma town where he was shot to death. Three teens have been arrested for the crime; one suspect says they simply had nothing better to do, the police report.
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Juan Gabriel Vasquez: "The Sound Of Things Falling"

A new novel set in Colombia explores what happens when an entire nation is gripped by fear. How Colombia's brutal drug wars alter a generation - and how a nation reclaims its soul.

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Samsung Under Fire For Alleged Brazil Labor Violations

The company's troubles in Brazil mirror allegations it faces in China. They also are similar allegations of labor violations against Apple in China.
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Prince George's First Official Photos Break With Tradition

The casual snapshots, taken by the Duchess of Cambridge's father, are a departure from the professional "first photos" taken in the past. They're another sign of the way the young royals are departing from some ways of the past.

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