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Deal Reached In Calif. Port Workers Strike

A tentative agreement has been reached to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation's largest port complex. Shippers were prevented from delivering billions of dollars in cargo to warehouses and distribution centers across the country.
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India Clears A Path To Bring In Big-Box Retailers

The plan by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's governing coalition would let foreign supermarkets operate in Asia's third-largest economy. But two days of verbal sparring leading up to the Lower House vote revealed deep suspicions about bringing global chains like Wal-Mart to a land of mom-and-pop stores.
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Palestinian Olive Harvest Turns Bitter As Economy Sputters

Olive trees symbolize peace and freedom for the Palestinian people, but the economic realities of living in the West Bank are making it harder than ever to cultivate and harvest this traditional food source.
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Kabul's Roads, Paved With Good Intentions

Afghanistan's capital is notorious for rough, often unpaved streets and fetid sewage trenches. A massive construction project has snarled traffic, and frustrated residents and businesses.
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Syrian Government Harbors Tons Of Chemical Agents

President Obama has warned the Syrian government not to use chemical weapons against its own people or face serious consequences. The new warning comes after the U.S. apparently detected activity at Syrian chemical weapons sites. Tom Bowman talks to Melissa Block about Syria's program and what the U.S. options might be.
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Morocco Warns Of Growing Terrorist Threat In Mali

The U.N. Security Council is expected to take action soon to approve an African military intervention force for Mali. Morocco is nervous about the al-Qaida affiliate based in Northern Mali, a group that is now training and supporting extremists across the continent. That's a fear the head of U.S. Africa Command is also raising. But both he and officials in Morocco say there needs to be a two-tracked approach — a military intervention to root out al-Qaida and a big diplomatic push to reunite Mali. A coup led to a power vacuum with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb now controlling the north.
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At Least 13 Syrian Children Killed In Mortar Attack

There was fierce fighting around the Damascus airport in Syria on Tuesday, as well as more reported defections from the regime of President Bashar Assad. Kelly McEvers talks to Audie Cornish.

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