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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Faces Electoral Boycott

The low voter turnout at Tuesday's run-off election in Liberia was preceded by violent clashes. Opposition leader Winston Tubman refused to participate in the vote, so there was no rival candidate for incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first democratically elected female head of state. Host Michel Martin discusses the vote's impact on Liberia's post-civil war recovery with journalist Ledgerhood Rennie.
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Italian Lawmakers To Consider Debt Plan

Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi announced Tuesday that he would step down after an economic overhaul plan is approved. The announcement comes amid European concerns over Italy's solvency following the Greek debt crisis.
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Australia Approves Tax On Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Lawmakers in Australia have passed a law that will impose a tax on the country's top 500 polluters, and use the resulting funds to invest in clean energy. The legislation had a long and bitter passage through Parliament, and deeply divided Australians who are heavily reliant on coal-fired power plants.
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Greek Leaders Disagree On Country's Next Leader

Greece is still struggling to form a temporary coalition government. The country's economy is in shambles with default a real possibility. And that's something that could ripple through Europe's economy. The problem is, lawmakers in Greece can't agree on who should lead that government.

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