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Former Imprisoned Drug Smuggler On Story Of Escape

In the 1970s, American Dwight Worker set out to smuggle cocaine from South America to the U.S. But his plan backfired and he wound up in one of Mexico's most notorious prisons. Worker tells host Michel Martin his story of imprisonment and escape.
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Islamists Vs. Mubarak Holdovers In Egypt Elections

Campaign fever is in the air in Cairo and around Egypt. Millions of voters go to the polls, Tuesday and Wednesday, for what many believe to be the country's first free election in its long history. Host Michel Martin discusses what's at stake in this election with Sherine Tadros, the Egypt correspondent for Al Jazeera English.
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As Talks Begin, Iran And World Powers Stake Out Positions

The U.S. and other world powers hope to lay out a step by step process that will eventually lead to an end to Iran's nuclear enrichment program. Iran hopes to ease punitive sanctions that are choking its economy.
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33 Years In Prison For Pakistani Doctor Who Aided Hunt For Bin Laden

Shakil Afridi was recruited by the U.S. to try to collect DNA samples from the al-Qaida leader or his family members, to prove that bin Laden was in Pakistan. A local court in Pakistan's tribal areas has convicted him of treason.
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Finally, Egyptians Have Their Say

Voting has begun in the country's first free presidential election. It was just a little more than a year ago that the regime of President Hosni Mubarak was toppled.

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