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What French Parents Do That Americans Don't

After American Pamela Druckerman had a daughter in France, she uncovered a surprising aspect of French life. Wherever she looked, the French seemed to be employing a certain je ne sais quoi, making their kids behave better than American children. Host Rachel Martin talks with Druckerman, whose new book is called Bringing Up BeBe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.
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Sarkozy's Re-Election On The Backburner

France is holding a presidential election in the spring, and the campaign is in full swing, sort of. The only thing missing is one of the candidates: President Nicolas Sarkozy. As NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports, he hasn't yet announced whether he's running for re-election.
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Aung San Suu Kyi's Improbable Campaign

The main opposition leader in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, is campaigning for a seat in parliament in her constituency outside Rangoon. It's a scene that seemed impossible only a few months ago, before the military-backed government began a process of change. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Anthony Kuhn from Rangoon.
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'Who Rules In Honduras?' Coup's Legacy Of Violence

The country is a major stop for drug traffickers and corruption is rampant. Many experts say things got markedly worse after democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by the military in 2009.
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What Greek Austerity Looks Like

Photojournalist Eirini Vourloumis moved back to her hometown of Athens, Greece, to cover the economic crisis. She found her country unrecognizable.
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A Year After Mubarak, Where Does Egypt Stand?

Egypt has faced deteriorating security and a surge in crime since the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak a year ago. The country's military rulers have yet to transfer power to civilian rule, and though many are proud of the revolution, some argue Egypt is not much better off than it was under Mubarak.
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Euro-Courts Blasted Over Al-Qaida Suspect's Release

Britons are in an uproar over a judge's decision to release a Muslim preacher suspected of al-Qaida links. The British government wanted to deport him to Jordan, where he's been convicted on terrorism charges, but European courts won't allow that because the convictions were based on evidence obtained by torture. NPR's Phil Reeves tells host Scott Simon that the case has stirred up resentment.

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