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Kerry Meets Iranian Foreign Minister For Nuclear Talks

Another round of talks on Iran's suspect nuclear program took place Thursday, this one at the United Nations and, for the first time, at the ministerial level. Secretary of State Kerry and Iran's new Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, will be among those in attendance along with their counterparts from the United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany. No breakthroughs are anticipated in New York but the talks are expected to reconvene a week or so later in Geneva in search of an accord.
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War Crimes Sentence Upheld Against Liberian Ex-President

Charles Taylor had been given a 50-year prison term for aiding and abetting atrocities committed by rebels during Sierra Leone's civil war. A judge at The Hague called the sentence "fair in the light of the totality of the crimes committed."
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'Dictator Hunter' Brody: 'It's A Pleasure'

Human rights activist Reed Brody has taken on a huge mission: bringing down dictators across the world. Michel Martin talks with Brody, who has been called a 'bounty hunter' for human justice.
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Gbagbo Daughter: 'My Parents Have Been Fighting For Democracy'

The Ivory Coast's government says former first lady Simone Gbagbo will not go on trial with her husband at the International Criminal Court. She'll be tried in a domestic court instead. Host Michel Martin checks in with Gbagbo's daughter, Marie Antoinette Singleton, to find out how her family has been responding to the charges.
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Are Somali-Americans More Likely To Be Radicalized?

Some experts in the U.S. say Somali-American young people are at greater risk of religious radicalization. Host Michel Martin speaks with homeland security advisor Mohamed Elibiary, and Mark Brunswick of Minnesota's Star Tribune about homegrown terrorism.
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Interpol Issues Alert For 'White Widow' At Kenya's Request

Samantha Lewthwaite, a British woman whose husband was one of those who attacked London in 2005, isn't being hunted for her rumored connection to this week's attack in Nairobi. She's wanted for another alleged plot from 2011. But witnesses have said a "white woman" was involved in the Kenyan attack.
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Two Bodies Found Near Costa Concordia Wreck

The remains are presumed to be of a passenger and crew member still unaccounted for from the January 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.
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Creator Of Anti-Muslim Film Being Released From Custody

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula's Innocence of Muslims sparked deadly protests in Muslim nations last year. It was also part of the controversy over how the Obama administration responded to the attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Nakoula was in jail on an unrelated charge of violating probation.
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Neil MacGregor: "Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait Of An Era In Twenty Objects"

The author of "A History of the World in 100 Objects" talks with Diane about his newest work of historical reconstruction. In it, he presents 20 objects -- from a rapier and dagger found on the shore of the Thames to a "magical" mirror -- that illustrate the dynamic period in late 16th century England that produced William Shakespeare.

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Private Meetings With Iranians Give Veteran Diplomat Hope

Ryan Crocker, a former ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan who has served Republican and Democratic presidents, was among the Americans who met with Iranian officials this week at the U.N. He's come away thinking that "it is possible to come to accommodations" with new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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