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World's Best Slalom Skier Prepares For Olympic Event

Eighteen-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin is the favorite in Friday's women's slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Three other Americans are also in the field of 88.
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Sen. Tim Kaine Looks For Egypt's Steps Toward Democracy

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is on a Middle East tour. From Cairo, Kaine talks to Steve Inskeep about U.S. aid to Egypt and what he's observing as the country sets out on a path to democracy.
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Maryland Bill May Require Holocaust Reparations From Rail Company

SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.
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The World According To Vladimir Putin

Russia's leader believes Moscow must play a central role in global affairs, from ex-Soviet republics like Ukraine to Syria in the Middle East. His positions put him in regular conflict with the U.S.
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Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges

Two German men filmed themselves scraping off samples of the Great Pyramid in hopes of proving their theory that it was built 20,000 years ago by people from the legendary city of Atlantis.
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The Portrait Of A People In Putin's Russia

Gregory Feifer's book, Russians, draws on hundreds of conversations to paint a portrait of today's Russian people. He discusses his family's past and Putin's popular reign.
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Kiev Protesters Find Backup In Philly

As another day of clashes unfold in Kiev, Americans with Ukrainian ancestry are looking on in concern. The large Ukrainian-American community in Philadelphia is holding rallies to support protesters.
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At Least 70 Killed In Kiev, With Casualties Still Mounting

Fighting between police and the opposition in Ukraine continues despite attempts at diplomatic intervention. Dozens were killed in Kiev overnight, many in gun attacks shown on television.
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Kiev Protester Talks Aims And Issues Of Ukrainian Opposition

Robert Siegel speaks with Viktor Andrusiv, a Ukrainian member of the Democratic Alliance who has been demonstrating in Kiev's Independence Square for months.
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With Egyptian Press On Trial, Space For Dissent Is In Question

Thursday marks the opening day of a Cairo trial for Al-Jazeera journalists, who have been jailed on terrorism charges. The case is a sign of the dangerous conditions for the press in Egypt.

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