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Power Outage Exposes India-China Contrasts

India's massive power outages last week shocked many people who thought that India was on course to become a new economic super power, like China, where such outages are unheard of. NPR's Julie McCarthy and Frank Langfitt join guest host Linda Wertheimer to discuss attitudes toward infrastructure in the two emerging economies.
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Nailbiters And Tiebreakers In London Olympics

It was a big day for sprinters in track and field Saturday. NPR's Mike Pesca joins guest host Linda Wertheimer with news from the 2012 London Olympics and the many ways to break a tie.
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Runner With Artificial Legs Sprints Past Barrier

Sunday night at the Olympics, South African Oscar Pistorius runs again in a preliminary heat in the 400-meter sprint. His first heat Saturday made history because Pistorius has artificial legs. He's the first amputee to run an Olympic race. NPR's Howard Berkes looks at an unprecedented Olympic quest some are not ready to accept.
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British Elbow Into An Exclusive Medals Podium

There is still a week to go in London, but it's a good bet that after all the drama ends, Britons will look back on Saturday night as a moment the games turned in their favor. Team Great Britain snagged three track and field gold medals on the game's biggest stage. NPR's Tom Goldman reports.
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On Syria's Newest Battleground: The Rebels' View

Guest host Susan Stamberg speaks with Abdul Rahman Abu Hothyfa, spokesman for the Union of Aleppo Coordinators. He gives an account of the violence and organizing happening on the ground.
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Syrian President's Cousin Denounces Violence

Ribal Assad, the first cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad, is one of his fiercest critics. Ribal Assad has been living in exile since childhood, and he speaks with guest host Susan Stamberg from England.
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Rebels Defensive, In Syria And On World Stage

For the second weekend in a row, observers are predicting a major government offensive against rebels in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. As the fighting intensifies, both sides of the battle have been hit with harsh words from the outside world.

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