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Assad's Top Defense Aides Killed In Bomb Attack

Three top aides to Syrian President Bashar Assad were killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in Damascus. Robert Siegel speaks with Andrew J. Tabler, author of the book In the Lion's Den: An Eyewitness Account of Washington's Battle with Syria, about those killed and what the attack means for both the Assad regime and the opposition. Tabler is also a senior fellow in the Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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Netanyahu Points At Iran After Explosion In Bulgaria Kills Israelis

At least four people were killed and more than two dozen wounded at the airport in Burgas. There was an explosion on a bus that had just been boarded by Israelis who had arrived in the Baltic Sea resort.
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Has Syria Reached A Tipping Point?

Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.
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A Reporter Looks At Where Egypt May Be Headed

Reporter David Kirkpatrick, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, reflects on his time reporting on the Arab Spring and discusses what the election of President Mohammed Morsi means for Egypt, the United States and Israel.
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Sweet Reflections On Grandpa For Mandela Birthday

People around the world are marking 'Mandela Day' by doing 67 minutes of public service — that's one minute for every year he spent fighting for human rights. Host Michel Martin speaks to Mandela's granddaughter Tukwini Mandela to find out how the South African elder statesman is celebrating his 94th birthday.
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Heir To Billions Charged With Preventing Wife's Burial, Not Murder

In a London court today, authorities described what they discovered when they found Eva Rausing. Her body was inside some trash bags. The couple had struggled with drug addictions for years.
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Syrian Regime Hit By Deadly Blast In Damascus

Steve Inskeep talks to Neil MacFarquhar of the New York Times about the bombing in Damascus on Wednesday that reportedly killed the Syrian defense minister and other officials.

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