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Congress' Benghazi Probe Could Send Wrong Message

Ryan Crocker was formerly a U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, as well as Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He worries diplomats will be pressured to avoid risks, and retreat from doing their jobs. He spoke with Steve Inskeep before a large audience of diplomats and others at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.
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Hearings To Begin On Benghazi Consulate Attack

Both House and Senate committees hold closed-door hearings Thursday to question administration officials about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans. Some leading Republicans say only a dedicated Watergate-style committee can get to the bottom what happened.
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Xi Jinping Assumes China's Leadership Post

China's new leadership team has been announced. Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China early Thursday morning. He succeeds Hu Jintao.
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Obama's Visit To Myanmar: Too Much, Too Soon?

Some argue the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to the country also known as Burma is too much reward for not enough political reform. But analysts say the trip could be a success if it focuses on the work still to be done.
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As Xi Jinping Takes Top Post In China, Hopes Of Reform Fade

He was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China early Thursday morning. But those hoping for change in China say the make-up of the party's elite makes it unlikely major reforms will come anytime soon.
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Anti-Virus Software Pioneer On The Run In Belize

Audie Cornish talks with Wired contributing editor Joshua Davis about anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee. McAfee is wanted for questioning in the death of a fellow American ex-pat Gregory Faull in Belize.

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