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Mexican Crime Reporters Risk Becoming The Story

Four Mexican journalists who covered the police beat in crime-ridden Veracruz were recently killed, adding to the long list of slain reporters. Critics say government efforts to protect journalists have been ineffective. Amid the fear, self-censorship is on the rise.

UN Explores Native American Rights In US

The estimated 2.7 million Native Americans living in federally recognized tribal areas have to contend with problems like unemployment, alcoholism, sexual abuse, and suicide. Now a UN report is investigating the conditions of Native Americans in the U.S. Host Michel Martin speaks with S. James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on indigenous peoples.

Why Chen's Blindness Is 'The Central Fact' Of The Chinese Activist's Life

There are few opportunities for blind people in China. So to have trained himself in the law and to have become a leading activist says a lot about his strength of character.

Indian Court Blocks Exxon Valdez From Entering Scrap Yard

India's Supreme Court says the ship's owners must prove it has been decontaminated before it heads to a yard where it will be dismantled.

Russian Plane Missing In Indonesia; New Jet Was On Demonstration Flight

The Sukhoi SuperJet 100 is Russia's first new passenger plane in more than two decades and it's hoped it will revive that nation's aviation industry.
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James Fallows: "China Airborne"

Journalist James Fallows describes China's ambitions to rival America as the world's leading aerospace power and to bring itself from its low-wage past to a high-tech future.


Agent In Underwear Bomb Plot Produced Intelligence Coups

He turned over what authorities say is an intact device. And, he reportedly supplied key information that led to a drone strike that killed one of the key figures in the 2000 attack on the USS Cole.

Annan Gives Bleak Assessment Of Syrian Ceasefire

Special envoy Kofi Annan says unacceptable levels of violence and abuse are continuing in Syria. He said military activities have declined somewhat but the level of violence is still too high. Annan warned about the devastating repercussions if the fragile peace plan failed.

Afghan Officials To Ask NATO For More Funds

Reporting from the Afghan capital Kabul, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to Afghanistan's Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin about the strategic partnership recently negotiated between the U.S., and the case Afghanistan will be making for future economic support.