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In Brazil, Pacification Paves Way For Baby Steps To Democracy

Brazil's ambitious effort to drive crime out of Rio de Janeiro's violent, low-income favelas ahead of the World Cup has had a mixed record. One positive effect: giving residents a say in local issues.
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In Jerusalem, And Caught In A Crossfire Of Thrown Stones

Following the deaths of three Israeli teens and the apparent revenge killing of a Palestinian, Jerusalem is as tense as it has been in years. NPR's Ari Shapiro and his translator found themselves victims of rock-throwing there. Their story offers a window into a city on edge.
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News Of Israeli Arrests Met With Both Resentment And Reflection

For details on how news of recent killings has been received in Israel, Robert Siegel turns to Ari Shavit, senior correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
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"The People's Republic of Amnesia" by Louisa Lim

Though the Tiananmen Square protests resulted in hundreds, if not thousands of deaths, many have already forgotten what happened. Veteran journalist Louisa Lim joins Kojo to explore this rebellion against a repressive government, and a people's collective amnesia.

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Old Wounds & Oral History: The Aftermath of the Belfast Project

The "Belfast Project" collected oral histories from former combatants with a promise of confidentiality. Then British prosecutors forced Boston College to hand over tapes...

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Australia Says It Returned 41 Asylum Seekers To Sri Lanka

The transfer at sea was condemned because those returned could face persecution. Australia's High Court granted an interim injunction to block the return of 153 other asylum seekers to Sri Lanka.
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Meeting Abuse Victims, Pope Francis Begs Forgiveness

The pope holds his first official meetings with victims of sexual abuse, saying that the priests who hurt them behaved like "a sacrilegious cult."
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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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