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Israelis Clash Over Strict Religious Codes

Thousands protest in the city of Beit Shemesh against the imposition of a strict religious code favored by ultra-Orthodox Jews. It became a national issue after a young girl was spat on for her allegedly "immodest" attire.
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In North Korea, A Dramatic Farewell To Kim Jong Il

North Korea staged a dramatic state funeral for its late leader Kim Jong Il. Leading the ceremonies was Kim's third son and apparent successor, Kim Jung Un. North Korean media reports portray the young Kim in full control of the impoverished, nuclear-armed country. But while consolidating his political power may be easy, establishing his legitimacy will be tougher.
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Pyongyang Stages Dramatic Funeral For Kim Jong Il

For analysis of the political dynamics at play during the funeral of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, Steve Inskeep talks to Stephen Bosworth, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University. From 2009 until October 2011 he was the U.S. Special Envoy to North Korea.
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Antiviral Drugs Sparkle In The Race To End AIDS

AIDS researchers dealt the disease a major blow in 2011 by showing that antiviral drugs not only save the lives of infected people, they also stop them from spreading the virus.

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