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To Help Women Worldwide, 'Walk In Their Shoes'

Ritu Sharma, the president of the nonprofit Women Thrive Worldwide, spends time each year living and working with underprivileged women in order to better understand their lives. She hopes to help lift women and children out of poverty by influencing U.S policy.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Syrian rebels say they are preparing for war in the wake of last Friday's massacre of more than 100 civilians. A complex cyberweapon known as "Flame" forced Iran to cut off its Oil Ministry rigs from the Internet. Ireland went to the polls Thursday to vote on Europe's austerity treaty. A panel of journalists join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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A Family's Visit To Holocaust 'Stumbling Stones' Evokes Strong Emotions

When NPR's Jeffrey Katz took his family to see the stones memorializing his relatives who were victims of the Holocaust, he was struck by the "selfless dedication of a new generation of Germans who feel a responsibility to keep their memories alive."
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Brazilian DJ Finds Being Green Isn't Easy

The DJ was pretty angry after discovering the green paint he used to dress up as the Incredible Hulk wasn't body paint. Turns out, he chose an industrial grade paint that's typically used on ballistic missiles and nuclear submarines. Friends and family spent a day scrubbing the 35 year old until the paint finally washed off.
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Chinese Security Forces Round Up Tibetan Protesters

In recent days, three Tibetans have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule. In the past year, it's been reported that more than 30 people have set themselves on fire and most have died. Renee Montagne talks to Robert Barnett, an expert on Tibet, for more on why Tibetans have been protesting Chinese repression by setting themselves on fire.
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Americans Don't Fare Well Early In French Open

David Greene checks in with John Wertheim of "Sport Illustrated for an update on the French Open. The big headline from week one is Serena Williams' first-round loss. That's the first time she has lost in the first round in a major tournament.

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