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Gunman Opens Fire In Colorado Theater

A gunman opened fire early Friday at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing at least 12 people and leaving dozens more injured, Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates said. Steve Inskeep talks to Chayyiel Jackson about the shooting.
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Defected Soldiers Formed Free Syrian Army

Anti-government forces in Syria known as the Free Syrian Army have gained ground against the regime of President Bashar Assad. Steve Inskeep talks to Amr Al Azm about the rebels. Azm is a professor of history at Shawnee State University. He's also a Syrian activist and a member of the opposition advising on strategy.
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Tough Austerity Plan Incites Spanish Protesters

Tens of thousands of Spaniards staged angry protests this week against new cutbacks that represent the biggest single dose of austerity in Spain's democratic history. Public employees will suffer pay cuts as part of a nearly $80 billion package of cuts and tax hikes. New austerity measures are the conditions attached to a European bailout for Spanish banks.
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N. Korean Conundrum: Are Political Changes Real?

The country's army swore oaths of loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un after he was given the new title of marshal of the nation. This follows the army chief's dismissal. Analysts suspect the announcements mask far deeper changes, but there's disagreement about what those changes are.
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Activists Fear Brazil's Triumph Over HIV Has Fizzled

When other countries were struggling to deal with the HIV epidemic, Brazil openly acknowledged the problem and launched aggressive campaigns to raise awareness and treat the disease. But activists now say say there are no longer organized HIV prevention efforts.
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Fierce Counter-Assault Follows Syrian Assassinations

Fighting continued in the Syrian capital of Damascus and its suburbs on Thursday. There are also reports of another major government offensive in northwestern Syria, near President Bashar Assad's hometown.
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Russia, China Block Another U.N. Resolution On Syria

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that warned of sanctions for Syria.

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