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Tunisia's Leader: Activist, Exile And Now President

Tunisia's president is a former doctor and human rights activist who was jailed under the previous regime. In an interview with NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, he says expectations are high and jobs are scarce following last year's Arab Spring revolution.
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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis A 'Serious Epidemic' In China

More than 10 percent of the new cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in China each year are resistant to the mainstay drugs used to treat the illness. The sobering findings come from the first national survey of the disease conducted there.
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Spain Needs Cash, But Please Don't Call It A Bailout

Spain's economy is tottering, and the most immediate problem is the country's ailing banks. It appears increasingly likely they will need a cash infusion, but the government would like to avoid a full-fledged bailout.
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Panetta Calls On India To Step Up In Afghanistan

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is traveling in India. It's one stop on a tour to establish new strategic ties between the U.S. and key Asian allies. But improving relations with India might not be so simple.
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Netanyahu Promises 300 New Homes In West Bank

A bill to legalize Israeli settlements built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank was narrowly defeated on Wednesday. The vote could have repercussions for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister opposed the bill but many of his coalition partners, including cabinet ministers, voted for it.

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