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Afghan Female Boxers Strike A Blow For Girl Power

Women in Afghanistan have few opportunities to play sports, and they have no history of boxing. But one persistent coach has built a team, and one of his boxers is headed to the London Olympics.
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Afghans Who Helped U.S. Forces Still Hope For Visas

Afghans hired to help U.S. forces in Afghanistan say Congress should keep its promise to grant them visas to America. Despite death threats from the Taliban, thousands of Afghans have worked with Americans since the war in Afghanistan began. Most say they wanted to serve their country, but they also hoped to win visas to America. But since 2009, the number of U.S. visas awarded has slowed to a trickle.
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Competition Heats Up At French Open

Melissa Block talks with Doug Robson, tennis reporter for USA Today, about the French Open competition this year.
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Islamist Tops Egypt's Vote Count, But Run-off Needed

The Muslim Brotherhood's candidate for president, Mohammed Mursi, got the most vote's in Egypt's presidential election. But he didn't win an outright majority and will face a former prime minister in a runoff election next month.
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Spanish Lender Gets $24 Billion Lifeline

Spain's third largest lender, Bankia, is getting a $24 billion lifeline from the Spanish government. The move is a part of Madrid's effort to return some stability to the country's struggling financial sector.
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Butler's Arrest Latest Embarrassment For Vatican

Vatican authorities have charged Pope Benedict XVI's butler with illegally possessing secret documents. His arrest is the latest embarrassment for the Vatican. David Greene talks to NPR's Sylvia Poggioli for the latest on the investigation.
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At End Of Climbing Season, A Reflection On Everest 'Traffic Jam'

Morning Edition host David Greene talks to mountaineer Conrad Anker who has climbed Everest several times and has just returned from his most recent ascent.

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