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Benghazi Narratives Continue To Unfold, Contradict

Steve Inskeep talks with David Ignatius of the Washington Post about his recent story on intelligence reports on the attack in Benghazi, Libya. Four Americans were killed, and initial CIA reports appear to support the Obama administration's narrative. Sharp questions about who knew what, when, will likely arise in Monday night's presidential debate.
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Tensions Run High In Beirut Over Slain Official

Violent protests briefly broke out in Lebanon's capital, Beirut, yesterday. The protests came after the funeral of one of the country's top intelligence officers, who was assassinated by a bomb placed in a car Friday.
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America's Asian Allies Question Its Staying Power

Amid China's run-ins with Japan and the Philippines over disputed islands this year, the U.S. Navy plans to send more ships to Asia, which China sees as an attempt to block its rise. America's allies in the region welcome more involvement, but they question whether America can afford to stay engaged in the region.
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Signals From Iran Indicate Willingness To Talk

Reports over the weekend said the U.S. and Iran had agreed to face-to-face negotiations, but both countries deny that's the case. Still, symptoms of economic and social instability may be pushing Iran toward the negotiating table.
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Foreign Policy Debate: Rhetoric Vs. Reality

As the presidential candidates prepare for Monday night's foreign policy debate, they'll probably think about Iran, Israeli-Palestinian talks and China. Each case would require a balance of alliance-building and tough talk. But how much of what the candidates say will they actually pursue if elected?
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Deadly Blast In Syrian Capital; Protests Swell In Lebanon

At least 13 people are dead after a car bomb exploded in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Sunday. Meanwhile, in Lebanon, the funeral for the anti-Syrian intelligence chief who was assassinated in a massive car bombing on Friday has erupted in protests.
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Will The '24-Hour City' Of Cairo Call It A Night?

Cairo is the city that never sleeps. It's routine for people of all ages to go out late at night. But the Egyptian government wants to turn off the lights earlier to conserve erratic electricity supplies. Egyptians aren't happy and say it would change Cairo's character.

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