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Obama Trip Spotlights Asia, But Can U.S. Refocus?

President Obama returns to Washington Sunday after an unusually long, 10-day trip to Asia. The president is keen to spread the word that the U.S. is shifting its focus to the region, which he sees as a major source for economic growth and new U.S. jobs in the coming century. Host Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn in Bali, Indonesia, about what the trip achieved.
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Fighting In Tahrir Square Leads Egypt Elections

A night of intense clashes between protesters and police in Cairo has left hundreds injured and two dead. This comes just eight days before Egypt's first parliamentary election since former President Hosni Mubarak stepped down in February. Merrit Kennedy in Cairo reports that protesters are angry about the way the ruling military council has handled the transition period.
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New U.S. Strategy On Afghanistan Hinges On Pakistan

A virulent Pakistan-based militant group, known as the Haqqani network, has carried out a recent series of high-profile attacks in Afghanistan that may undermine U.S. plans to withdraw from that country. Now, the U.S. is seeking assistance from Pakistan, which has proved an unreliable ally.
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Border-Town Factories Give Manufacturers An Edge

The U.S.-Mexico border region could be the key to rejuvenating manufacturing in North America. Business are betting that quick delivery times and agile, streamlined companies will have a competitive advantage over Asian firms.
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Children Of Cuba Remember Their Flight To America

The U.S. government operation airlifted more than 14,000 Cuban children from Havana to the U.S. after Fidel Castro took control of Cuba. Fifty years later, those children are recalling how that flight changed their lives.
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Tension Runs High In Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu'

Kenya's Somali community feels it has become the target of a security crackdown after authorities vowed to drive out supporters of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab. Some residents of Nairobi's Eastleigh neighborhood, dubbed "Little Mogadishu," say they no longer feel like they belong.
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U.S. Keeps Wary Eye On Kenya's Campaign In Somalia

Kenya's incursion into Somalia last month to go after the militant Islamist group al-Shabab caught the United States and others off guard and has raised alarms among aid groups. While Kenya has asked for U.S. assistance, the State Department is advising caution.

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