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More Young Syrians Flee Home Lives To Face The Unknown

Over the past few months, the security situation in the Syrian capital Damascus has been deteriorating. For many Damascenes, the city they always called home is no longer a livable place. They can't make a living anymore, and everyday is a risk that tempts fate. In an exodus from Damascus, many young professionals are abandoning their lives at home to flee abroad and face the unknown.
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Four Arrested After British Soldier Hacked To Death In London

The two men charged with killing a British soldier in south London on Wednesday were apparently on a government watch list, raising questions about why authorities were unable to prevent the attack.
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Syrian Rebels Continue To Clash With Hezbollah-Backed Forces

Robert Siegel speaks with Anne Barnard, Beirut bureau chief for The New York Times, about clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces backed by Hezbollah fighters.
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One Of London Attack Suspects Had Troubled Past

Robert Siegel speaks with Sandra Laville, crime correspondent for The Guardian, about what's known about the suspect in the Woolwich attack in London on Wednesday.
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A Look Ahead To The Flash Point In The South China Sea

Beijing continues to pressure its neighbors over strings of disputed areas in the South China Sea that reportedly hold massive deposits of oil and gas. The ongoing disputes raise serious questions about China's goals in the region and how the United States should address escalating tensions.
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Pitbull Gets 'Epic': 'You Constantly Have To Defend Your Success'

Armando Christian Perez — better known as Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide — has sold five million albums and had No. 1 hits in more than 15 countries. He tells NPR's Michel Martin about using music as an escape and playing a well-dressed toad in the animated film Epic.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The brutal killing of a British soldier in London raises terror alarms. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Israelis and Palestinians. And the White House acknowledges drone strikes have killed four Americans overseas since 2009. A panel of journalists joins guest host Katty Kay for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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