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Questions Still Linger After U.S. Consulate Attack

Two weeks after the attacks that killed the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, there is still confusion about what exactly happened and whether the United States might have prevented the tragedy. Critics of the Obama administration accuse the White House of dissembling about the attack. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston talks to Melissa Block.
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Netanyahu Renews Calls For 'Clear Red Line' On Iran

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Netanyahu called for clear red lines on Iran. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out terrorist attacks by destroying settlements in the West Bank.
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Spain To Slash Another $50 Billion From 2013 Budget

Spain is slashing another $50 billion from its budget — scrapping early retirement programs, hiking taxes and sparking public outrage in the streets. Madrid is struggling to avoid a second, larger European Union bailout, beyond what it's already getting for its banks. But markets have plummeted, dragged down by investors' doubts about whether Spain can go it alone.
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Netanyahu Calls For 'Red Line' On Iran; Rejects Palestinian's 'Libelous' Charges

The Israeli leader said Iran will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon by mid-2013. It needs to be told it cannot cross that "red line" without facing consequences, he said. And he delivered a sharp response to the earlier address by the head of the Palestinian Authority.
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China, On The Eve Of A New Presidency

China has been plagued by political scandal and controversy, just as the Communist government prepares for its once-a-decade transfer of power. It's an important moment for the government, which faces questions about how its economy will be governed and how it will handle deal with foreign powers.

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