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U.S. Drones Navigate Murky Legal Path In Pakistan

One of the big legal questions surrounding the controversial drone program is whether the U.S. can conduct deadly strikes in a sovereign country with which it is not at war. Also unclear: whether Pakistan actually has agreed to the drone program despite its public opposition.
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The Tradition Of Bakeries In Our Region

Does Washington have a bakery tradition? We'll explore the range of vegan cupcakes, artisan breads, French pastries, as well as Vietnamese, Salvadoran and Ethiopian treats to be found around our region.

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Terrorism Suspects Face Extradition To U.S.

Britain's High Court ruled that five terror suspects, including radical preacher Abu Hamza, can be extradited immediately to the United States. The five suspects have fought for years to avoid facing charges in the U.S.
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Benghazi Attack Raises New Questions About Al-Qaida

As U.S. officials investigate the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, they are trying to determine if al-Qaida urged a Libyan group to launch the assault. If confirmed, this would point to a new al-Qaida tactic.
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South Africa, After Mandela

Nelson Mandela rose from decades of political imprisonment to guide South Africa out of Apartheid. But today the country finds itself at a crossroads.

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50 Years After Vatican II Transformation Continues

The Catholic Church started an ambitious effort 50 years ago to adapt to the modern world. Vatican II changed everything from the language used during worship, to the role of women within the Catholic church. Host Michel Martin discusses the role of Vatican II in today's church with Greg Tobin, author of The Good Pope.
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Dalai Lama Appoints American To A Top Post

An American monk is now leading one of the most important monasteries in Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama appointed Nicholas Vreeland as the abbot of a southern Indian monastery to help bridge Buddhist tradition with the Western world. Vreeland talks with host Michel Martin about what it means to be an American holding such an important post.

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