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Euro Mini-Summit Takes New Focus

With the euro-crisis well into its third year, the leaders of the four major eurozone countries tried once again in Rome to reach agreement on how to salvage the single currency. For the first time, the focus shifted away from austerity to growth and job creation. But as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, agreement was not reached on how to end the sovereign debt crisis.
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Rio+20 Summit Sustains Little More Than Sentiment

The international conference dedicated to alleviating poverty and leaving the planet livable was the biggest U.N. conference ever, but it may also have been one of the biggest duds. As the organizer put it, "equally unhappy means equally happy."
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SCOTUS Rules On Immigration Law

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court declared three of the four parts in Arizona's immigration law unconstitutional. But having Arizona police check the immigration status in the normal course of duty is still very much allowed.

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A Look At The Afghan Resort The Taliban Targeted

The latest Taliban attack was not on a military installation or a government building. It was on a lakeside resort that attracted Afghan families. NPR's Ahmad Shafi was a visitor there just last month.
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Will China Blast Past America In Space?

China's Shenzhou 9 spacecraft docked successfully with the orbiting Tiangong 1 test module this week, ticking off another accomplishment for the country's manned spaceflight program. Jonathan McDowell and Joan Johnson-Freese discuss the future of China's space program, and whether a new space race is heating up.
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Greeks Try To Boot Germans Out Of Euro — In Soccer

The Germans and the Greeks have been waging a protracted and often bitter battle over government finances and the future of the euro. Today, the competition moves to the soccer field as the countries face each other in the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championship.
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Breivik's Defense Asks For Acquittal

Defense attorneys for confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik say he's a militant ideologue, not a crazed murderer.

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