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France's Sarkozy Faces Election Runoff

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is heading for a runoff in the race for the presidency. After a first round of voting, he trailed Socialist Francois Hollande. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen finished a strong third. The top two candidates head to a runoff May 6.
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French President Sarkozy Faces Runoff Elections

He faces Socialist Francois Hollande who led in the first round of voting. French voters defied expectations and handed a surprisingly strong third-place showing to far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. The vote was seen as a referendum on Sarkozy at a time when many French voters are worried about the economy.
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Bahrain Car Race: A Complicated Political Reminder

On Sunday morning, Formula One racing cars are competing for first place in a controversial race in the Arab kingdom of Bahrain. Violent anti-government protests have continued in the run-up to the race. Host Rachel Martin talks with Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.
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First Round Of Voting Begins In France

In France, residents go to the polls Sunday in the first round of a two-part presidential election. The top two vote-getters from Sunday's balloting go to a runoff on May 6. As NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports, incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy is trailing Socialist candidate Francois Hollande.
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Wasting Away: An Earth Day Look At Living Among Garbage

Around the globe, waste can tell both an environmental and social story. Here are some reports of communities living in, among and off of others' trash.
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Can't Join The Club: London Marathon 'Ever-Presents'

The 32nd-annual London Marathon takes place on Sunday. It's London's last major sporting event until the summer Olympics. Vicki Barker spent some time with the race's most seasoned veterans, the so-called "Ever-Presents," who have run in all 31 previous marathons. Time is dwindling their numbers, but not their enthusiasm.
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In Argentina's Oil, A Glimpse Of Latin America's Left

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner announced plans to nationalize an affiliate of a Spanish oil company, which delighted the left in her country. The move provides a peek at what emerging populists might look like in Latin America, just as older leftist leaders appear to be fading.

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