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Peace Deal Process With Taliban Stalls

The Taliban has announced it is suspending peace talks with the U.S. At the same time, Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded the U.S. pull troops out of rural areas by next year following a deadly shooting spree by an American soldier. These signals have come at an already difficult time for the U.S. in Afghanistan and further complicate the U.S. exit strategy.
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DNA Used To Identify Argentina's 'Dirty War' Orphans

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Francisco Goldman, of The New Yorker, about his article "Children of the Dirty War.'" More than 30 years ago in Argentina, children were stolen from their birth parents. it was a terror campaign waged by the military junta against members of the opposition.
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Cameras Follow World's Greatest Sushi Chef

Jiro Ono, 85, owns a small sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. The 10 seats at the sushi bar require reservations months in advance. In the new movie, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, director David Gelb explores the chef's relationships with his sons and the art of sushi-making. Gelb talks to Renee Montagne about Ono's story.
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U.S. May Repeal Jackson-Vanik Amendment

Once Russia joins the World Trade Organization, if Jackson-Vanik remains on the books, the U.S. will violate WTO rules. WTO members must grant each other permanent normal trade relations. Jackson- Vanik requires normal trade relations be granted to Russia only on an annual basis.
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Revisiting The Spark That Kindled The Syrian Uprising

A year ago Sunday, protests were held in Daraa against the arrests and beatings of a group of young people who spray-painted graffiti on the walls of their school. And so began the uprising, which in some parts of Syria has turned into an armed insurgency and seen government troops respond with untold brutality.
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A Death In Syria

A year after the Syrian uprising began, an estimated 8,000 people have died, and it's still not clear how the situation will play out. A family talks about one of those deaths.
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Archbishop Of Canterbury Is Stepping Down

Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader for more than 70 million Anglicans around the world, announced today that he will leave at the end of the year to become Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University. He has been archbishop since 2002.

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