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Even Among Their Own, Consensus Eludes Israelis And Palestinians

Internal disagreements among Israelis and Palestinians can be just as sharp as disputes between the two sides. NPR's Emily Harris heard these conflicting views as she traveled through the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank.
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Which Way For Stocks? Investors Watch 'Worry Index' For Clues

The new year has brought much higher volatility to the market, with stocks bouncing up or down almost daily amid doubts about the global economic outlook. The closely watched Volatility Index has signaled uncertainty about the market's direction in recent weeks.
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Letters From An Egyptian Prison

Detained journalists and activists have been writing about the harsh conditions and remain sharply critical of the government despite the risk that they could face additional punishment.
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An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Many scientists have been trying to create neural implants that will let amputees regain a sense of touch and control. One version has let a Danish man feel the texture of things he's touching. But it's an experimental model that's not yet ready for use outside the laboratory.
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In Pakistan, Another Bhutto Joins The Risky Family Business

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had a coming-out party of sorts over the weekend. At 25, he belongs to the next generation of Bhuttos, the family that has dominated the country's politics for decades. And in an interview, he says he does not fear the turbulent politics that claimed the life of his mother and grandfather.
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Alarm As Haitians Flee Country

Natural disasters, unemployment and poverty in Haiti have prompted many people to risk their lives to flee the country. Host Michel Martin speaks with Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles about the struggles Haitians face and what's being done to fix the problem.
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Sochi Has Diversity But 'Blackness' Isn't Part Of It

Host Michel Martin gets a preview of the Winter Olympics, from the athletes to the accommodations. She talks with NPR's Sonari Glinton, and McClatchy's William Douglas, who are in Sochi for the Games.
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Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner and a bock. It's still a prototype, but its creators say it could some day replace human taste testers.
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Vatican Let Abuse Of Kids Go On For Decades, U.N. Panel Says

In what's being called an "unprecedented and scathing report," the U.N.'s Committee on the Rights of the Child says the Catholic Church's hierarchy adopted policies that let tens of thousands of children be sexually molested for decades. The Vatican says it isn't responsible for abusive priests.
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An Olympic Preview, From The Canon Of Russian Literature

Southern Russia, the venue for the coming Winter Olympics, is a wild land known for its breathtaking beauty and centuries of conflict. It has long inspired Russian writers; here are three classic books on the region.

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