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Dinaw Mengestu On The African Immigrant Experience

The acclaimed novelist and 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu discusses his writing, his heritage and the immigrant experience.

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Russia No Longer Wants U.S. Aid To Secure Nukes

When the Soviet Union collapsed, its vast nuclear stockpile did not appear secure and the U.S. stepped in to help. Thousands of nuclear weapons have been dismantled with U.S. aid over the past two decades. But now Moscow says it's ready to pull the plug on the program.
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If Lance Armstrong Is Stripped, No One May Get His Tour De France Titles

The evidence against the cyclist has "called into question a system and an entire era which remains stained forever," says Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme. He doesn't want to see the second-place finishers in races Armstrong won be given those titles.
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Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, And Now The EU?

The European Union was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Friday. Kristian Berg Harpviken closely follows the Norwegian Nobel Committee's process each year. He joins guest host Celeste Headlee to discuss why he thinks the committee chose the EU.
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From Civil Engineer To Cab Driver

Two D.C. cabbies talk about coming to America from Ethiopia and the struggle they encountered to get jobs in their professions. 

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Gangnam Style: Three Reasons K-Pop Is Taking Over The World

How Korea added pop music to its list of global exports.
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Forest People Return To Their Land ... As Tour Guides

In 1991, the Batwa forest people of Uganda were evicted from their land to make way for gorilla conservation. Like other displaced Central African hunter-gatherers, when they lost their forest, they lost much of their identity. A new program is trying to help them earn money and reconnect with their roots.

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