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Latin Summit To Discuss Approach To Drug War

President Obama travels to Colombia for the Summit of the Americas Friday. Leaders will discuss development and economic issues. There will also be a push to address the problem of narcotics. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, talks to Renee Montagne about how the U.S. war on drugs is going.
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Facing Tougher Sanctions, Iran Enters Nuclear Talks

Iran meets the U.S. and other countries this weekend to discuss its controversial nuclear program. In the past, such talks have been fruitless. But analysts say this time might be different, because Iran's economy is under severe pressure as the result of the toughest sanctions the country has yet faced.
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North Korean Rocket Launch Reportedly Fails

Robert Siegel talks to Louisa Lim in Seoul about North Korea's rocket launch on Friday morning.
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North Korean Rocket Fails After Launch

A U.S. official says the rocket broke up into pieces. North Korea had announced it was planning the launch of an observation satellite to celebrate Sunday's centennial of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder.
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Deep Skepticism Persists Over Cease-Fire In Syria

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan briefed the Security Council on the tenuous ceasefire that took hold in Syria early on Thursday. Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the foreign minister of Russia which has been the main backer of the Bashar Assad regime since the uprising began 13 months ago.

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