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Sally Bedell Smith: "Elizabeth the Queen: The Life a Modern Monarch" (Rebroadcast)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates 60 years on the throne next month. A new biography looks at the public and private life of a modern monarch.

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Racial Tensions Boil Over In Israel

Israeli demonstrators turned violent last week when calling for the deportation of African immigrants. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ilan Lior, a reporter with Israel's Haaretz newspaper. They discuss the Tel Aviv protest and why tensions are boiling over between some Israelis and African immigrants.
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Is Kofi Annan's Mission Dead In Syria?

There's new shelling in the Syrian city of Homs, just one day after the government was widely condemned for a massacre of more than 100 people in Houla. Also Egyptians protest election results. Host Michel Martin gets the latest developments in the Middle East and North Africa from Al Jazeera International's Abderrahim Foukara.
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Bank Bailout Fund Floated As Way To Calm Crisis In Europe

As Spain's borrowing costs continue to go through the roof, the European Commission proposes a "banking union" for the 17-country eurozone. The plan would include a fund to protect individual governments from being overwhelmed by the cost of bank rescues.

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