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South Sudan Turns 1, Without Much To Celebrate

The world's youngest nation, South Sudan, marks its first year of independence Monday, after emerging from 60 years of civil war and seceding from its northern neighbor. Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the challenges the country faces.
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Surprising Twist Leads To Wimbledon Finals

The stage is set for an exciting men's finals at Wimbledon, where the resurgent veteran Roger Federer faces the native son Andy Murray. Murray is Britain's first finals competitor since 1938. Guest host David Greene gets updates from NPR's Philip Reeves.
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A West Bank Bid For Heritage Claims Holy Land

Preserving historical sites in the Holy Land isn't just about tourism. For Israelis, biblical sites help justify why their country exists. Now Palestinians are seeking UN recognition by claiming some of the same places as part of their own history, and Israel is calling the effort an attempt to exploit those sites for political gain.
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Kabul, A City Stretched Beyond Its Limits

Decades of war, migration and chaotic sprawl have turned the Afghan capital into a barely functioning dust bowl. The city's tired infrastructure is crumbling; water, sewers and electricity are in short supply. Life in Kabul goes on, but the city seems to be nearing its breaking point.
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What Does London's LIBOR Mean To The U.S.?

A scandal introduced many to LIBOR this week, key interest rates used to regulate everything from credit cards to student loans in the global economy. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz and guests explain just how big the LIBOR scandal could get and why we here in the U.S. should care.
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Foreign Workers Trek Across Sahel To Libya, Again

During Libya's uprising last year, hundreds of thousands of foreign workers fled the violence. But now, many are making the trek back across Africa's Sahel region seeking better job opportunities than they can find at home. Marine Olivesi reports from one town in Ghana that has seen thousands make the long trip.
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Libyan Elections Seen As Test Of Uncertain Peace

Saturday, less than a year after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, Libyans are electing a new parliament. But in the months since the dictator was killed by a mob, life in Libya has been troubled. Host Scott Simon talks with Reuters reporter Hadeel Al-Shalchi, who is in Tripoli.

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