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Haiti Tent Camps Bear Brunt Of Sandy

Superstorm Sandy pounded Haiti for four straight days, dumping record amounts of rain and killing at least 50 people. More than 370,000 Haitians have been living in temporary camps, since the catastrophic 2010 earthquake. Host Michel Martin discusses Sandy's effects on Haiti with Miami Herald Caribbean Correspondent Jacqueline Charles.
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The Truth About Nepal's Blood-Drinking Festivals

The name is pretty grisly. But these annual or semi-annual festivals, which involve yak blood and take place high in the mist-wrapped highlands of Nepal, reflect the complex relationship that Buddhists have with eating meat.
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In China, A Ceaseless Quest To Silence Dissent

China spares no effort or expense to suppress individuals and groups that dare to raise grievances. From the government's perspective, this pervasive security system has maintained order. But is it undermining long-term stability?
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Ruling Party On Track To Keep Power In Ukraine

Ukraine's parliamentary elections on Sunday pitted an unpopular government against a fragmented opposition. The ruling Party of the Regions is predicted to hang on to its majority, despite widespread allegations of repression and corruption. One of the main opposition leaders, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, is in prison on charges on what her supporters say are trumped up corruption charges. The next most popular opposition leader is a heavyweight boxing champion with no political experience.
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As U.S. States Look To Add Food Labels, Denmark Looks To Subtract Some

The proliferation of informational food labels can be more confusing than helpful to consumers. So some international groups and the country of Denmark are seeking to pare the 400 or so known labels to a more manageable size.
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Is Religious Violence In Nigeria The Whole Story?

A suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a Catholic church in Nigeria Sunday, killing at least 10 people in the latest incident of religious violence in that country. But Margee Ensign, the U.S. born president of the American University Nigeria, is hoping her institution can be a force for peace. She talks with host Michel Martin.

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