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For Sale: Greek Government Assets — Slightly Used

Greece is trying to raise cash by reviving an ambitious program to privatize state assets. Lenders hope the sell-off will cut Greece's enormous debt, but critics worry a fire sale will sell the country short.
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Kofi Annan On Syria, Hard Choices Of Peacekeeping

The Nobel Peace Prize winner and former secretary-general of the U.N. has co-authored a book on his life's work, Interventions: A Life in War and Peace. He spoke with NPR's Scott Simon about difficult experiences involving Kosovo and Rwanda, as well as the future of Syria.
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Officials: 12 Dead In Dual Suicide Attacks At NATO Base In Afghanistan

Afghan officials say two suicide attackers have blown themselves up near a NATO base in the country's east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 50.
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Urbanization Puts Farms In Africa's Cities At Risk

As many as 40 percent of urban families in sub-Saharan Africa farm in household or commercial gardens. A survey from the United Nations finds that these urban farms, which feed millions of people each year, are in jeopardy if they're not protected during Africa's growth spurt.
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Thieves Hit Warehouse Holding $30 Million Of Canadian Maple Syrup

In Canada, a remote warehouse that was holding millions of pounds of maple syrup recently became the scene of what may be "the sweetest heist of all time," as a Canadian newspaper calls it.
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Andy Greenberg: "This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim To Free The World's Information"

Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg unveils the world of politically motivated hackers, who they are and how they operate.

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Presidential Politics And The Middle East

Presidential politics and foreign policy: What Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are saying -- and not saying -- about American involvement in the Middle East.

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Update On The Killing Of U.S. Diplomats In Benghazi And The Attack In Cairo

Update on the killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Diane and guests discuss security implications for the region and rising tensions between the U.S. and the Arab world.

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Family Finds Medieval Well Under Their House

A family in England really wasn't expecting to find a 33-foot-deep medieval well under their living room floor. Colin Steer got about a foot down into the well before his wife made him stop. Now he's retired, and he's dug 17 feet. He's already found a sword and hopes for more treasures.

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