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In Nicaragua, Ortega Poised For Re-Election

Nicaraguans voted Sunday to elect their next president, but incumbent Daniel Ortega made sure he's the front-runner as he seeks an unprecedented third term. The Supreme Court declared the constitution's two-term limit unconstitutional.
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Rasmussen Discusses NATO Campaign In Libya

Robert Siegel interviews NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Rasmussen is in Washington, D.C., to meet with President Obama. He talks about the just-finished NATO campaign in Libya — and some of the weakness revealed during the campaign. He also addresses how budget woes among the alliance could affect NATO's strength.
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Italy Teeters As Berlusconi Refuses To Step Down

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied again that he was about to resign on Monday, an announcement that sent Italy's borrowing costs close to a level most analysts believe is unsustainable. Berlusconi is seen by many Italians as a major obstacle to Italy's escape from its current financial woes. He faces a number of difficult votes in parliament this week, but if forced to step down, he'll call new elections. However the opposition parties, and even some members of Berlusconi's own coalition, would prefer to see a new government of national unity to steer Italy through its present crisis. Guy Raz speaks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli, who is reporting from Rome.
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Debt Burden Weighs Down Economies Of Greece, Italy

Political leaders in Greece remain locked in negotiations over a new unity government. George Papandreou is stepping down as prime minister but his replacement has not yet been named. In Italy, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is struggling for his political survival. He faces a crucial budget vote in parliament Tuesday.
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Members Of Anonymous Share Values, Aesthetics

The online group Anonymous was in the news again last week when it threatened to unmask collaborators with a powerful Mexican drug cartel. That is just one of the attention-grabbing exploits by the group of cyber activists that is as mysterious as its name sounds. Journalist Quinn Norton talks to Renee Montagne about the profile of Anonymous that she has written for Wired.com.
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South Korean Opposition Delays Free Trade Vote

In South Korea, opposition politicians have delayed the ratification of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States. The U.S. Congress has ratified the pact. But in South Korea, thousands of opponents have been holding angry street rallies, and a rising mood of anti-American sentiment is helping their cause.

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