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Security Heightened In Yemeni Capital Sanaa

Tanks and troops are in the streets of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, as reports of possible terrorist strikes closed the U.S. and British embassies there. On Tuesday, the U.S. government advised American citizens in Yemen to leave immediately. For a view inside the capital, Renee Montagne talks to Iona Craig, a correspondent for The Times of London and one of the few remaining western journalists still there.
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Culture War Rages In Egypt

What is the cultural impact of a revolution? Egyptian artists, writers and comedians are sorting through what they can and can't express now that the Morsi government has been pushed from power and the military is in charge.
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For Ethiopian Women, Construction Jobs Offer A Better Life

The fast-growing economy has created a demand for construction workers, and more women are taking those jobs. It's difficult work, but for some it offers a path to independence.
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As Twitter Expands Reach, Abuse Policy Gets Added Scrutiny

A series of threats and abusive messages aimed at prominent women in the U.K. have placed Twitter in an awkward spot. As the company gears up to go public and expand its brand around the world, it is increasingly running into cultural and legal hurdles that challenge Twitter's free speech ethos.
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Obama To Leno: 'There Is No Spying On Americans'

President Obama on Tuesday defended the U.S. government's surveillance program, telling NBC's Jay Leno that any tracking of phone numbers or email domestically was "connected to a terrorist attack."
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Thwarting Attack: Intelligence, Security And Securing U.S. Posts

We explore the practical and security implications of protecting U.S. properties nearly a year after the deadly attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya.

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Republican Senators Urge Egypt To Start A National Dialogue

Two U.S. Senators — Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham — joined the parade of foreign envoys visiting Cairo in hopes of a peaceful solution to the ongoing political crisis in Egypt.
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U.S. Using Old Playbook In Fighting Al-Qaida In Yemen

Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and how it became one of the terror network's most active affiliates.
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Do Zimbabweans See Election As A Sham?

Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe held on to power, despite a challenging election. But his opponent, Morgan Tsvangirai, called the results a farce and plans to fight them. Host Michel Martin talks to independent journalist Frank Chikowore about how Zimbabweans view the election results.
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Japan Shows Off Largest Warship In 60 Years

It's being called a destroyer, or perhaps a helicopter carrier. But by any name, Japan launched a new warship Tuesday that is its largest since World War II. The ship was shown to the public on the anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and at a time of rising tension with China.

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