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EU To Decide Food Aid Program's Future

As Europe's debt crisis drags on, the social safety nets in place in eurozone countries are beginning to fray. One long-standing program, which is financed by the European Union, and uses surplus food stocks, may end soon. The decision on whether to cut funding to the food aid program comes as more people join the soup lines.
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To 'Hell And Back,' With A Marine And His Wife

Sgt. Nathan Harris was part of the unit where photographer-filmmaker Danfung Dennis was embedded in Afghanistan. After Harris was wounded in a firefight, Dennis realized the story of his recovery was inextricable from the story of his war.
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Liberian President Confident Ahead Of Runoff

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says she is ready for a runoff election in November after failing to secure an outright first-round victory last week. The recent joint Nobel Peace Prize winner defends her record on economic development and battling corruption.
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Roth Discusses U.S. Intervention In Uganda

Human Rights Watch has long lobbied the U.S. government to take action against the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group that has terrorized central Africa since the 1980s. Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth talks to Melissa Block about President Obama's announcement late last week that about 100 members of the U.S. military will be sent to Uganda to help the local government combat the rebels.
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Israel-Palestinian Prisoner Swap Stirs Strong Debate

Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas are set to carry out the first stage of a prisoner exchange Tuesday, with nearly 500 Palestinian prisoners and one Israeli soldier being freed. Most Israelis support the move, but some say it will only lead to more attacks.
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Cuba's 'Ladies In White' Mourn Leader's Death

Laura Pollan, a founder of Cuba's Ladies in White, the island's most prominent dissident group, died Friday at age 63 after a brief illness. Her death comes at a difficult time for the group, as it struggles to broaden its message beyond freedom for jailed dissidents.
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Judge Resigns, Casting Doubt Over Khmer Rouge Trials

In Cambodia, a German judge investigating Khmer Rouge atrocities has resigned from a joint U.N.-Cambodian tribunal, citing political interference by Cambodia's current leaders. The resignation has triggered skepticism about the prospects for justice at the tribunal.

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