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Kenya Charges Four With Aiding Terrorism In Mall Assault

In Nairobi, four men are facing charges that include harboring terrorists who conducted an attack that left at least 67 people dead in September. The formal charges are the first filed over the assault and standoff at Nairobi's Westgate Mall.
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For Many Iranians, 'Death To America' Are Just Words

On this 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the chants were familiar. But many of those who were shouting say they actually want to see Iran and the U.S. repair their fractured relations.
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Monday Political Mix: A Congressman Comes Out

The Senate is scheduled to take a key vote on a bill to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity... a congressman running to be Maine's governor comes out... Romney accuses Obama of dishonesty.
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Morsi Is Defiant As Trial Opens, Then Is Delayed Until January

"I am Egypt's legitimate president. I refuse to be tried by this court," the ousted leader declared. He and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting violence that led to the deaths of protesters. After their show of defiance, the trial was postponed.
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On U.S. Embassy Takeover Anniversary, Iran's Hardliners Rally

A group of hardliners in Iran plans a "Grand Day of Death to America" on Monday, which is the 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times Tehran Bureau Chief Thomas Erdbrink about the conservative effort to dampen a new wave of openness and optimism ushered in by President Hassan Rouhani.
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Murder Trial Begins For Egypt's Ex-President Then Adjourns

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi got off to a raucous start in Cairo on Monday. The country's first democratically-elected president is charged with inciting violence and murder. The judge adjourned the case until January.
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U.N. Warns Of Possible Genocide In Central African Republic

Conditions are deteriorating in the Central African Republic, where Islamist militants overthrew the government last spring. There's been sectarian violence and a growing humanitarian crisis. Reporter Kristen van Schie of South Africa's Star newspaper has just returned from a reporting trip to the republic, and talks to David Greene about what she has learned.
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Syria's Moderate Rebels Fight A Battle On Two Fronts

On one side, they are battling forces loyal to the Assad regime; on the other, Islamist rebels from among their own ranks. But while the Islamists and the regime are both well-funded, the moderate rebels are looking to the U.S. for aid — and getting little in return.
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As Mirrors Beam Light To Town, Norwegians Share Patch Of Sun

Rjukan lies in the shadow of surrounding mountains for nearly six months every year. But the town recently installed a system of mirrors to bring sunlight to its central square. Not everyone can bask in the glow at the same time, but the project is bringing residents together.
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Far From Diwali's Lights, The Warm Glow Of Home

South Asian communities around the world are celebrating good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, light over darkness. Sunday is Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. The holiday isn't well-known in the U.S., though, so families rely on themselves to keep the tradition alive.

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