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Double-Dip Recession Catches Britain Off Guard

Britain is a nation in shock, following Wednesday's announcement that its economy has slipped back into recession. It's the second time since the 2008 financial crisis, and it's raising new questions about the government's unpopular austerity measures.
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Hague Tribunal Issues Verdict Against Charles Taylor

A special tribunal in The Hague has found former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of aiding war crimes. Taylor armed fighters in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for "blood diamonds."
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Pakistani Moms Keep Sons From Being Radicalized

Renee Montagne talks to Pakistani peace activist Mossarat Qadeem about how women can help moderate extremism in Pakistan. Qadeem works with mothers of young men who are at risk for joining the Taliban. She helps reintegrate young men through job training and education programs.
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U.S. Considers Ways To Keep Drones In Pakistan

Pakistan's Parliament has recommended that the U.S. be prohibited from launching drone missile attacks on Pakistani soil. The drone program has been successful in killing militants in Pakistan, many of whom were launching attacks against American troops in neighboring Afghanistan. Analysts say it's unlikely the U.S. will agree to stop carrying out missile strikes from the unmanned aerial vehicles. The question is what happens now?
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Al-Qaida Primer: 'Hunting In The Shadows'

It's been nearly a year since a U.S. Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden. Since his death, there have been many questions regarding the future of al-Qaida. Renee Montagne talks to Seth Jones, a political scientist at the RAND Corp. and the author of Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al-Qaida Since 9/11.

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