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Foreign Workers Trek Across Sahel To Libya, Again

During Libya's uprising last year, hundreds of thousands of foreign workers fled the violence. But now, many are making the trek back across Africa's Sahel region seeking better job opportunities than they can find at home. Marine Olivesi reports from one town in Ghana that has seen thousands make the long trip.
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Libyan Elections Seen As Test Of Uncertain Peace

Saturday, less than a year after the death of Moammar Gadhafi, Libyans are electing a new parliament. But in the months since the dictator was killed by a mob, life in Libya has been troubled. Host Scott Simon talks with Reuters reporter Hadeel Al-Shalchi, who is in Tripoli.
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'Super Mario' Challenges The Idea Of Who's An Italian

The star of Italy's Euro 2012 team is the Sicilian-born son of Ghanaian immigrants, raised by an adoptive, white Italian family. Mario Balotelli has been subjected to racism on and off the field. Now, his success is prompting a rethink in a country that's notorious for its hostility to immigrants.
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U.S. Gives Afghanistan New Ally Status As Part Of 2014 Transition

The country has been designated a "major non-NATO ally," which will facilitate defense and security cooperation between the countries even after the U.S. withdraws combat troops.
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At Last, A Verdict On Argentina's 'Stolen Children'

Former members of Argentina's junta are convicted of stealing babies from political prisoners in the 1970s and 80s. The landmark case comes after decades of protests by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who fought relentlessly to find out the fate of their children and grandchildren.

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