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A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped

Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official, thought she was having a private conversation. But someone else was listening, and her undiplomatic remarks were leaked online. This is how it may have happened.
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Iran's President Rouhani Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt, For Now

Iran is preparing for a national holiday celebrating the Islamic Revolution 35 years ago, and NPR's Peter Kenyon is among the few foreign journalists in Tehran for the event. He's found that the optimism that greeted President Hassan Rouhani's election last year has moderated — but not vanished.
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Muslims Flee CAR Capital, Chased By Christian Jeers

A convoy of nearly 500 vehicles full of Muslim families filed out of the capital of Central African Republic on Friday, watched closely by crowds of cheering Christians. Two months of sectarian violence preceded the exodus, which Associated Press photographer Jerome Delay witnessed firsthand. Melissa Block speaks to Delay about the situation.
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Sochi Games Showcase Putin's Hopes And Fears

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invested tens of billions in hosting the Winter Olympics at Sochi, his favorite resort town. We look at why Putin has stacked so much on this event — and what he hopes to gain.
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Virginia Textbooks To Recognize S. Korea's 'East Sea' Claim

State lawmakers heard from Korean Americans and Japanese lobbyists before deciding to have the Sea of Japan designated also as the East Sea, the term Seoul prefers.
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Foreign Food Aid And The Farm Bill

The so-called farm bill is about a lot more than agriculture subsidies and food stamps. We explore why people around the world closely watched its passage, and where food aid fits into U.S. diplomatic strategy.

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First Evacuees Leave Syrian City Of Homs

The Assad regime and rebel leaders agreed on a plan to allow some civilians to leave the besieged city and to let some aid go in. On Friday, about 80 people were brought out. The group was mostly older men, but included some women and children.
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Ex-State Dept. Contractor Will Plead Guilty For Leaks To Fox News

Stephen Kim, who was indicted in 2010 for allegedly revealing top-secret information relating to North Korea, will reportedly serve 13 months in prison as part of the plea deal.
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Russia Hopes Sochi Ceremonies Stop 'Toilet Tweeting'

As the Winter Olympic Games get underway in Sochi, host Michel Martin speaks with Russian culture expert Jennifer Eremeeva about what the opening ceremonies can teach us about Russia and its people.
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Is George Zimmerman On A Road To Perdition?

Rapper DMX is talking about stepping into the boxing ring with George Zimmerman. But the Barbershop guys ask whether it would be better for both men to step out of the spotlight.

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