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Reports: Drone Strike Targeted Al-Qaida's 'Leading Propagandist'

Officials from Pakistan and the U.S. are telling news outlets that Abu Yahya al-Libi was among those meant to be killed. But his fate is unknown.
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Sectarian Syrian Group Blamed In Houla Massacre

An investigation into the massacre in Houla, Syria, indicates most of the victims were shot at close range or bayoneted. The Damascus government insists rebels committed the act. But independent accounts from survivors, backed by U.N. officials, say most of the killing was done by a militia loyal to the Assad regime in coordination with the Syrian army.
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Tunisian Women Turn Revolution Into Opportunity

In the year since Tunisia touched off the Arab Spring, women have assumed a number of high-profile positions. As part of his Revolutionary Road Trip across North Africa, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep looks at how the roles of women are changing.
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What China's Thinkers Need Most Is Also Most Elusive

Chinese artist Yang Weidong has devoted the past four years to asking more than 300 Chinese intellectuals a deceptively simple question: "What do you need?" The resounding answer is "freedom." The results reflect both a sense of crisis and progress, in that such criticism can be openly voiced.

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