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Pakistan Will Reopen NATO Supply Lines

Pakistan has agreed to reopen supply routes to Afghanistan for NATO convoys. The agreement came after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed regret for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers killed in an errant American airstrike last November.
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U.S. Troops Become American Citizens ... In Kandahar

This Fourth of July is a special one for 44 soldiers and Marines serving in Afghanistan. They hail from 24 different countries and range in age from 19 to 34. But they have one thing in common: They were naturalized as U.S. citizens in a ceremony last week.
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Grandfathers' Stories Inspire Military Service

On Independence Day, we continue an occasional series, Those Who Serve, with a story about an Army captain who grew up hearing about the exploits of his grandfathers in Asia during World War II. Now he's a captain serving in Afghanistan.
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Episode 384: The Little Lie That Rocked The Banks

The most important interest rate in the world has been set by what amounts to an honor system among banks. Now it turns out at least one bank was fudging the numbers.
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Colombia Relives Escobar's Reign Of Terror, On TV

Drug lord Pablo Escobar nearly brought Colombia to its knees with a wave of bombings and murders in the 1980s. Now, he is back, in a new TV series that has mesmerized Colombia. The narco-novela tells of the cartel boss's rise and fall — and tries to show his victims' perspectives, too.
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Sarkozy's Home Searched After Loss Of Immunity

Authorities have searched the home of Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France. There are allegations that his 2007 campaign received illegal contributions from France's richest woman, a L'Oreal cosmetics heiress. Sarkozy denies the allegations although he is not under official investigation now.
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Pakistan Reopening Supply Lines Into Afghanistan

The U.S. has announced that Pakistan has agreed to reopen its land routes to NATO convoys heading into Afghanistan. The agreement came after Washington again expressed regret for the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers who were killed in an errant American air strike last November.
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Tensions Grow Between Former Allies Syria, Turkey

Spokesmen for the rebel Free Syrian Army say the war has reached a crucial stage. Defections of government soldiers are increasing and have weakened the Syrian army. The rebels also say more arms are flowing to their side from other Gulf states. Many of those shipments are intended for Islamist factions within the rebel movement. Deborah Amos talks to Robert Siegel.

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