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Mideast: 'Traditionally A 2nd-Term Problem' For U.S.

The peace process in the Middle East has been a back-burner issue for President Obama. Steve Inskeep talks to Jeffrey Goldberg, a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View, about whether the issue can get more attention after the November presidential election.
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IMF's Lagarde: Uncertainty Slows Global Recovery

The risks to the global economy from trouble in Europe have diminished somewhat in recent weeks, according to Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. But she says the dangers from the so-called "fiscal cliff" in the U.S. have increased.
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Controversial 'Anti-Jihad' Ads Posted In New York City

A controversial advertisement that equates Muslim jihad with savagery was posted in the New York City subway system on Monday. Pamela Geller, a conservative blogger and so-called "birther," won a court victory last week allowing her to place the ad in 10 stations.
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In Singapore, The Voices Of Dissent Grow Louder

Singapore's government can still detain citizens indefinitely, without charges or trial, thanks to colonial-era security laws. But in a sign of changing times in the wealthy Southeast Asian city-state, many of those who've been held are now speaking out and challenging the laws after decades of silence.
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U.S. Naval Exercises Send Message In The Tense Gulf

The standoff over Iran's nuclear program has created tensions in the region. But the Americans and their allies say the anti-mine maneuvers will promote stability.

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