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Scottish Dialect's Last Speaker Dies

In the tiny fishing village of Cromarty, on the tip of Scotland's Black Isle, the last speaker of the local dialect has died. Host Rachel Martin speaks with language expert Kelly McGill, about Bobby Hogg and his 600-year-old dialect.
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French Bees Produce Mysterious Technicolor Honey

Host Rachel Martin reports that in France, some local bees have been producing colorful honey, the result of a nearby factory that processes waste from an M&M's plant.
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Afghanistan Deadline Awaits Next U.S. President

Afghan forces are scheduled to take control of their country's security by the end of 2014. While President Obama says they will be fully responsible by then, Mitt Romney calls the deadline a goal. Either way, the next president will face a 10-year agreement to help Afghans with counterterrorism and training.
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Chavez's Socialism At Stake In Venezuelan Election

President Hugo Chavez has never faced a serious threat in a presidential election until now. A young former governor has been electrifying crowds and putting Chavez's 14 years of power — and his socialist experiment — at risk.
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Convoy Procession In Pakistan Protests Drones

Saturday, Pakistani cricket star-turned politician Imran Khan leads a mass "march" (actually a convoy of trucks and buses) from Islamabad to the tribal territory of South Waziristan to protest U.S. drone strikes in the region. NPR's Philip Reeves reports the "marchers" are planning to enter South Waziristan on Sunday, but it is far from clear that the Pakistani military will allow them inside the tribal territory.

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