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In Syria's Biggest City, A Deadly Stalemate

It's been more than three months since rebels in Syria launched an offensive to take the northern city of Aleppo. In the early days of the offensive, the rebels took about half the city. But since then, neither the rebels nor government forces have managed to gain the upper hand.
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Egypt’s Emerging Democracy

In the face of public pressure, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is apparently backing away from an attempt to dramatically expand his power. Diane and her guests discuss Egypt’s fragile democracy and its new role on the world stage.

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U.S. Presses Fractured Syrian Opposition To Unite

The Syrian opposition movement suffers from deep divisions and has been weighted toward those in exile rather than those battling inside Syria. At talks in Qatar this week, the U.S. is pushing for the creation of a new opposition group.
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Fallout From The Resignation Of CIA Director David Petraeus

Fallout from the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus. Challenges for the Obama administration as it builds a new team.

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Austerity, Euro Troubles Hit Britain's Economy

Renee Montagne talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes, of The Economist magazine, about the economy in the United Kingdom, and the debate over whether austerity measures are working.
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Copts In Egypt Select New Pope

A new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christian community has been selected Sunday. It's a major event for the Copts, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population of 80 million.
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U.S. Handoff In Afghanistan Includes Radio Training

The U.S. military has long conducted anti-insurgent information campaigns in Afghanistan. But as the U.S. prepares to withdraw combat troops, it's now mentoring the Afghan Army in how to get out its message, particularly through local radio. But it's difficult to tell how it is being received.

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