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Pistorius Trial: Will Judge Buy His 'Tragic Accident' Defense?

The defense is preparing to wrap in South African track star Oscar Pistorius' murder trial. Host Michel Martin learns more about the trial that's captured the nation from reporter Barry Bateman.
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Early Afghan Vote Count Gives Ex-Finance Minister The Lead

The result is unlikely to quell claims from Ashraf Ghani's rival, Abdullah Abdullah, that the election was fraudulent. Abdullah easily won the first round of voting, but now trails by a million votes.
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Preliminary Results Show Ghani Winning Afghan Presidency

Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani had about a million more votes than Abdullah Abdullah, who had been considered the front-runner. Abdullah has charged massive fraud in the election.
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Dozens Of Women Reportedly Escape Nigeria's Boko Haram

More than 60 women and girls who had been abducted by the extremist group reportedly escaped after their captors left for a raid. More than 200 schoolgirls taken in April remain missing.
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Hamas Vows Revenge For Fighters Killed In Air Attack

The exchange of rocket and air attacks follows the slaying of a Palestinian teen last week, which set off rioting in several Israeli cities.
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Ex-Georgia President Eduard Shavardnadze Dies. He was 86

The groundbreaking Soviet foreign minister and later the president of an independent Georgia died after a long illness. Steve Inskeep talks to Pavel Palazhchenko, an interpreter for Shevardnadze.
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Eduard Shevardnadze, Former Georgian President, Dies At 86

The former Soviet minister and Georgian president is credited with helping end the Cold War. He died Monday following a long illness, his spokeswoman tells the media.
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6 Jewish Youths Arrested In Palestinian Teen's Death

The killing sparked violent protests in Jerusalem and Arab Israeli towns throughout Israel — raising fears of another Palestinian uprising. Officials say the autopsy shows the boy was burned alive.
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Djokovic, Kvitova Crowned Wimbledon Champions

Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon championship in three years beating Roger Federer. Petra Kvitova won the women's singles final. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Wertheim of Sport's Illustrated.
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Video Of Extremist Sunni Group's Leader Needs To Be Confirmed

A man claiming to be the leader of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, appeared in a video this weekend leading prayers. He has taken the name Caliph Ibrahim and claims to rule over all Muslims.

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