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Between Two Tales, Kenyans Seek Answers For Latest Attacks

In Kenya, two recent terror attacks have killed more than 60 people. The Islamist militant group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility, but the Kenyan president is laying blame with local leaders. Kate Linthicum of The Los Angeles Times is in Nairobi, and she offers more details on the attacks and the aftermath.
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As Isis Strengthens Hold In Northern Iraq, Violent Reprisals Begin

Sectarian violence continues to escalate in Iraq. The militant group ISIS is maintaining its gains in the northern regions, and suspected Shiite reprisals have dozens in the city of Baaqouba.
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The Shape Of Extremist Ambitions In Iraq And Beyond

Deborah Amos, author of Eclipse of the Sunnis, talks about the extremist vision for establishing a new Sunni caliphate, as well as what it might look like if a group like ISIS managed to do so.
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In 'My Name Is Salt,' The Toil And Joy Of India's Salt Harvest

A documentary follows three generations of a family as they harvest the essential seasoning in the blazing desert heat of Gujarat, India. But rather than decry their hard labor, the film honors it.
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Pipeline Explosion In Ukraine Could Be 'Act Of Terrorism'

A section of the main conduit for Russian natural gas going to Europe exploded and caught fire on Tuesday, a day after Moscow and Kiev failed to reach a deal on gas payments.
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O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder'

O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco was chased by police 20 years ago, marking the start of what was dubbed the "trial of the century." But how does its coverage compare with the Oscar Pistorius trial?
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World Cup Fever: Despite Protests, Partying Mood Takes Over Brazil

The World Cup is in full swing and American fans are celebrating victory over Ghana. Host Michel Martin gets the latest — both on and off the field — from Ricardo Zuniga of the Associated Press.
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ISIS Rebels Drive Closer To Baghdad; U.S. Considers Options

Extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is attacking the strategic city of Baqouba, less than 40 miles from Baghdad. The U.S. is sending military personnel to its embassy in the capital.
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Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

The U.S. Men's National Team has beaten Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The score was 2-1. The U.S. team had lost to Ghana in the previous two World Cups.
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Militant Group Moves To Create Islamic State In Iraq

This week we're examining a different aspect of the Iraqi crisis. Renee Montagne talks to Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center, about the ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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