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Canada's Food Insecure Find Help, Community Through Facebook

A Canadian mother of five decided to bring attention to the food challenges she and families like her face every day by creating a Facebook group called "Feeding My Family." And now she has more than 20,000 members.
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Syrian Activists Take On New And Riskier Roles

Over 18 months, the Syrian revolt has transformed from a peaceful protest movement to a brutal civil war with no end in sight. And as the conflict grinds on, activists who once led peaceful demonstrations have joined rebel brigades and have their own, often dangerous work to do.
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Top Al-Qaida Leader Reportedly Killed in Yemen

The deputy commander of the Yemeni-based terrorist network was reportedly killed along with six other militants.
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For Many S. Africans, Strikes Recall Apartheid Era

Last month, a confrontation between the police and striking platinum miners turned deadly when police killed 34 people. The incident, and the fallout, have sent shock waves across South Africa, with people saying that the violence harks back to the bad old days of apartheid, repression and white minority rule.
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Next U.S. President Faces A Middle East 'In Turmoil'

Foreign policy hasn't been a major focus this election season, but whoever wins will face a delicate tangle of issues in the region. On top of a major decision about Iran, the U.S. must deal with a new government in Egypt, an intensifying war in Syria, and nervous allies in the Persian Gulf.
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S. Africa Mine Dispute Surfaces Other Issues

A deadly dispute over pay and conditions has left 44 people dead in South Africa. Striking miners are refusing to go back to work until their demands are met. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the latest repercussions.
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From War To Competition: Vets In Paralympics

Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with NPR's Quil Lawrence about the 2012 Paralympic Games and the achievements of American athletes who are also veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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