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Pope Benedict XVI Delivers Final Sunday Blessing At Vatican

Some 100,000 people packed St. Peter's Square to hear the pope's last blessing. They interrupted him several times with applause and cheers. Benedict has one more scheduled public event: a general audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday.
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Israel Restores Wetlands; Birds Make It Their Winter Home

Like many countries, Israel tried to drain many of its swamplands, then realized it was destroying wildlife habitats. So the country reversed course, and has been restoring the wetlands of the Hula Valley in the north. The result: a huge and rather noisy payoff.
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Greeks Ask Themselves: Who's A Greek?

In a time of economic hardship and social upheaval, some anxious Greeks fear their national identity is under threat. It's difficult for immigrants to get citizenship, and a recent court ruling could make it even tougher.
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In China, Not Everything Has Changed

China has transformed itself in recent years. But for an NPR reporter now on his second tour of the country, some things, like re-education through labor camps, remain the same.
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Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars

Estonia now has the world's first nationwide electric car charger network. What would the U.S. have to do to make a similar leap?
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Syrian Opposition Group Boycotts International Meetings

The Syrian National Coalition says it won't attend meetings in Moscow, D.C., and Rome in protest of the continued violence. The announcement comes as fighting in Aleppo intensifies.
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Pistorius Case Puts South African Courts In Spotlight

Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea speaks to David Smith, Africa correspondent for The Guardian, about the latest in the murder case against Olympian Oscar Pistorius. Smith has been live-tweeting updates all week as Pistorius stands accused of shooting his girlfriend in the early hours of Valentine's Day.

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