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Thatcher Proved Women Could Be Credible Leaders

Margaret Thatcher, the politician who was divisive in life, sparked major discussion following her death Monday. One major flashpoint: her legacy in relation to women and feminism. David Greene talks to Polly Toynbee, a columnist for The Guardian, about Thatcher's complicated legacy.
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Climate Change Could Equal Teeth-Rattling Flights

Two British scientists say that increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could mean more unpredictable turbulence on trans-Atlantic flights.
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In The Kitchen: Immigrant Workers And Restaurants

Kojo explores where immigrant labor fits into America's food service industry and asks what immigration reform could mean for workers, restaurant owners and diners.

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Talk Of Civil War Amid Continuing Unrest In Egypt

With no end in sight to Egypt's festering political crisis, the nation seems more polarized then it's ever been. The ruling Muslim Brotherhood is accusing its opponents of resorting to violence in order to oust President Mohammed Morsi. The umbrella opposition group, the NSF, accuses the Brotherhood of pushing the country toward the brink of civil war. Khaled Dawoud, a spokesman for the opposition says he is scared that Egypt may not survive this.
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A Close-Up Of Syria's Alawites, Loyalists Of A Troubled Regime

A director spent a year filming the Alawite community in the Syrian coastal city of Tartous, where many believe President Bashar Assad is the only man who can save them from the mostly Sunni Muslims leading the country's rebellion.
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5 Things To Know About Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher was Britain's first female prime minister and its longest-serving premier since the 19th century. She is widely credited with playing a key role in ending the Cold War. Thatcher died Monday at age 87.
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How Margaret Thatcher Changed The World

Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, died Monday following a stroke at the age of 87. Thatcher served for 11 years and was a highly divisive leader. She is remembered for implementing sweeping reforms of Britain's economy and for her key role in the demise of the Soviet Union.
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North Korea's Threats: Predicable Pattern Or Provocation?

The North Korean government officially suspended operations at the Kaesong industrial complex, withdrawing all of its more than 50,000 workers. Many see the complex as the last remaining symbol of North and South Korean unity and fear that tensions may be nearing a dangerous tipping point.

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