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Islamists Vs. Mubarak Holdovers In Egypt Elections

Campaign fever is in the air in Cairo and around Egypt. Millions of voters go to the polls, Tuesday and Wednesday, for what many believe to be the country's first free election in its long history. Host Michel Martin discusses what's at stake in this election with Sherine Tadros, the Egypt correspondent for Al Jazeera English.
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As Talks Begin, Iran And World Powers Stake Out Positions

The U.S. and other world powers hope to lay out a step by step process that will eventually lead to an end to Iran's nuclear enrichment program. Iran hopes to ease punitive sanctions that are choking its economy.
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33 Years In Prison For Pakistani Doctor Who Aided Hunt For Bin Laden

Shakil Afridi was recruited by the U.S. to try to collect DNA samples from the al-Qaida leader or his family members, to prove that bin Laden was in Pakistan. A local court in Pakistan's tribal areas has convicted him of treason.
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Finally, Egyptians Have Their Say

Voting has begun in the country's first free presidential election. It was just a little more than a year ago that the regime of President Hosni Mubarak was toppled.
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Even Presidents Struggle To Keep Their Dignity

An artist painted South African President Jacob Zuma exposed. The president is seeking a court order to have the painting removed from a gallery. At the University of Texas, a commencement poster included a typo. It was missing the letter "L." It's supposed to be the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
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Voting Opens In Egypt's Historical Election

Egyptian voters go to the polls over the next two days to vote for president. There are 12 candidates but polls suggest the race is down to four men: two Islamists and two former officials in the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. If no one wins at least 50 percent of the vote in the first round, a runoff will be held next month.
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'Amour' Captures Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

The movie being talked about the most at this year's Cannes Film Festival in the south of France is Michael Haneke's Amour. It's the 65th anniversary of the festival.
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Russia Opposes Iran Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

Russian leaders don't want to see Iran with a nuclear weapon any more than the U.S. does. Russian analysts point out that Iran is not far from southern Russia. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons, Russian territory is within range of Iranian missiles. That fact makes many in Russia nervous.

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