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'Dog Sweat' Follows Rebellious Youths In Iran

Melissa Block talks with director Hossein Keshavarz about his new film, Dog Sweat. It follows the story of a group of young people pushing against the boundaries of an authoritarian society. The film was secretly shot on the streets of Tehran.
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Hugh Grant Accuses Tabloid Of Hacking His Phone

Actor Hugh Grant has told a British judge that he was the victim of hacking by a tabloid not owned by Rupert Murdoch. He, in effect, blamed the entire tabloid industry in Britain for invasions of his privacy.
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How Do Recent Egypt Protests Impact U.S. Relations?

Melissa Block speaks with Michele Dunne, director of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, about U.S. policy toward Egypt in light of the weekend's protests and the upcoming elections. Dunne is a former Middle East specialist for the U.S. State Department.
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Egyptian Protesters Again Converge On Tahrir Square

Protesters are again piling into Cairo's Tahrir Square after a weekend of violence that left at least two dozen dead and more than a thousand wounded. Just a week ahead of parliamentary elections, the protesters are demanding the fall of the ruling military council.
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Can Sanctions End Iran's Nuclear Ambitions?

The U.S., Canada and the U.K. are expected to impose new sanctions aimed at halting Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program. Stephen Walt, co-author of The Israel Lobby and Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council, discuss whether stronger sanctions and diplomacy will work.

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