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On A Mission: What The U.N. Faces In Syria

What's the situation facing the United Nations team on the ground in Syria this weekend? Host Scott Simon talks with Peter Harling, Middle East project director of the International Crisis Group, who's in and out of Syria frequently.
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U.S. Marines Land In Australia: What's The Message?

This week, U.S. Marines landed in northern Australia. Just 200 Marines, but they're the first wave of a deployment that will eventually increase to 2,500. The Chinese military has expressed disapproval. Host Scott Simon is joined by the U.S. ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich.
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Company Ties Shoes And Ethics Together

Gideon Shoes makes handcrafted hip-hop sneakers inspired, designed and marketed by young people at a youth center in a tough suburb of Sydney. But the company is struggling to balance its values with the brutal realities of production and competition.
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How Murdoch's Aussie Papers Cover Climate Change

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sells an overwhelming majority of all newspapers read in his native Australia and holds a controlling interest in the leading cable news channel. With such dominance, the Murdoch press there draws careful scrutiny of how it covers sensitive issues.
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Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program

The program, which is run by engineers, currently feeds 1.3 million children, making it one of the largest school lunch programs in the world. The program is so cost-effective it's become a Harvard Business School case study.
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Rebel Groups Vie For Power In Mali

The Tuareg rebels who have seized control of northern Mali have declared independence.
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Homelessness Becomes A Crime In Hungary

Laws in Hungary have criminalized homelessness at a time when the country is in financial crisis and poverty is on the rise. Homeless advocates say the laws are too harsh, but proponents argue the crackdown is a necessary step in the road to cleaning up the country.

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