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London Olympics: A Cabbie's View

Only three days remain before the Olympic Games begin. They're billed as the world's greatest sporting event. But residents of the host city have been grumbling so much about the games that the mayor of London has told them all to "put a sock in it." Still, the protests and complaints continue.
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Border Battles A Cat-And-Mouse Game In Syria

Much has been made about the rebel takeover of Syrian border towns in recent days. NPR's Kelly McEvers spent last week with anti-government rebels, in rural territory they hold near the Turkish border. The second part of her series on that trip begins in a town where fighting shows that while the rebels are gaining ground, the Syrian regime still has them outnumbered.
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Syrian Rebels Growing More Confident In Rural Areas

The Syrian government still has the upper hand in the country's largest cities, but rebels now hold large swaths of territory in rural areas. (This piece initially aired July 23, 2012, on Morning Edition).
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Many Questions Remain After Bulgarian Bus Bombing

Robert Siegel talks with Nicholas Kulish, Berlin bureau chief of the New York Times, about the investigation into a deadly attack on Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian tourist destination. The Israelis believe that the Islamist militant group Hezbollah is behind the attack, with help from Iran, but Bulgarian officials have been hesitant to assign responsibility for the bombing that killed six people as well as the bomber.
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It's Deja Vu As Pakistan's Political Crisis Deepens

Pakistan's Supreme Court has given the prime minister until Wednesday to ask Swiss authorities to reopen an old corruption investigation of President Asif Ali Zardari. The premier has refused, and the court is threatening to find him in contempt of court and remove him — as it did his predecessor.

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