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For Norway, A Horrific Memory Lingers

The Holiday season is a time for cheer. But in Norway, the memory of the horrific bombing and shooting seven months ago, still lingers. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks with Anders Gaiever, a Norwegian newspaper columnist, about what he remembers from that day, and how the man who carried out the attacks might avoid jail time.
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Stain Of Disaster Remains In Some Areas Of Japan

Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with Lucy Craft, a reporter based in Japan, to get an update on the status of the country 10 months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Craft says Tokyo appears mostly normal, but northern Japan still has a long way to go.
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For A Libya In Flux: A Theme Song

If every conflict has a theme song, then Libya's is as unlikely as it is fitting: "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers. A reporter's driver and her translator reflect on what the song has to teach them in a country caught between hope and a mounting despair.
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Syrian Violence Intensifies As Observers Arrive

It's been a particularly bloody week in Syria, especially in the north, where as many as 200 died in clashes between army troops and defectors. Friday, two explosions in Damascus killed more than 40. Amid the escalating violence, the Arab League sending in monitors to oversee a peace plan. NPR's Deborah Amos speaks with host Scott Simon.
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Cape Race: 'Still A Place For A Lighthouse'

The Cape Race Lighthouse has warned boats off Canada's rocky coast for more than a century. It lies just south of the eastern-most point in North America. On the kind of stormy day the lighthouse was built for, its keeper talks about hanging on in one of the farthest corners in North America.
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Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Offer Up A Delicious Serving Of Both

Latin America has hundreds of interpretations of this Christmas Eve treat – tamales vary not just by country but often by region. So whose version is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.

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