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Could Hotter Temperatures From Climate Change Boost Violence?

In one analysis, economists predict that extreme weather could boost the number of international conflicts by as much as 50 percent by 2050. Higher temperatures might also increase the rates of murder, rapes and domestic violence, they say because aggression seems to rise with the mercury.
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Pope Francis' Comments: 'A Bridge, Not A Barrier'?

Pope Francis made headlines with his recent comments about gay priests. But many Catholics thought what he said about politics, poverty and women during his Brazil trip were just as ground-breaking. Host Michel Martin gets perspective from Father Leo Patalinghug and Professor Anthea Butler.
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Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Or Traitor?

Army Private Bradley Manning was convicted after turning over thousands of sensitive documents to Wikileaks. He may now face more than 100 years in prison. Host Michel Martin talks about what comes next with NPR's Arun Rath.
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Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.
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Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions

The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.
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State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department said it was concerned about possible attacks against U.S. citizens and interests by al-Qaida.
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Berlusconi Vows To Fight Back After Tax Conviction

After some 20 trials over two decades, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi received his first definitive conviction Thursday for evading taxes. That ruling could undermine the fragile coalition government.
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Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who spent more than a month at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport before being granted a one-year asylum Thursday, has picked out a place to live, his Russian attorney says.
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U.S. Embassies To Close Sunday, And Possibly Beyond, For Safety

Few details have emerged about the U.S. plan to shut down embassies that would normally be open this Sunday. A senior State Department official says that the U.S. facilities may close for more days, as well. The closures are described as "precautionary steps" taken "out of an abundance of caution."
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Cyclists Take Nighttime Ride Through Moscow's History

Moscow is steeped in history and clogged with traffic. To appreciate the former and escape the latter, an overnight bicycle tour takes place every year. Thousands gather for the event, taking off at midnight and tuning into FM radio to hear historians and architects talk about sites along the route.

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