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Obama Shifts To Foreign Policy Goals During 2nd Term

The White House has been fighting to prevent the disastrous rollout of the health care law from defining President Obama's second term. This week, diplomats from the U.S. and other countries are going to meet for a second round of negotiations on Iran's nuclear program, and a breakthrough there could shape history's view of this president.
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Amid Nuclear Talks, Iran Pushes Diplomacy Online

Iran's leaders are active on Facebook and Twitter, and frequently reach out in English via social media. Both services remain officially banned in Iran. But journalist Robin Wright, an expert on Iran, calls their online overtures "the most ambitious public diplomacy campaign since Iran's 1979 revolution."
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Connecting To The Internet, And The World, Post-Disaster

Responding to a natural disaster requires old and new technology. Experts working on new social networking map apps, Wi-Fi and cell tower experts, and old-school amateur radio operators are all working to help Filipinos cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
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In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran, a notoriously closed society, was the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based FSHN. It may have been the first such fashion shoot in Iran for an international magazine since 1969. Host Rachel Martin speaks to the photographer, Afra Pourdad.
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LA's Filipinos Grieve For Loved Ones Abroad By Taking Action

In Southern California, the largest Filipino community in the U.S. has mobilized relief efforts to aid the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. They are praying in solidarity, donating money and supplies, and volunteering their services while they wait for news of family and friends.
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UN: Nearly 2 Million Displaced By Typhoon

More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan decimated parts of the Philippines, many residents there are still awaiting help to secure food and shelter. The official death toll has climbed to more than 3,600. And the United Nations now estimates that the storm left nearly 2 million people homeless.
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Like Food And Water, Women's Safety A Priority For Relief Aid

Women and girls are at increased risk of violence during humanitarian crises. But resources to address that often come after the initial disaster response. This week, aid groups and governments pledged to do something about it.
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Photos: A Crippled Hospital Aids Desperate Survivors

In the typhoon-ravaged heart of the Philippines, many hospitals were badly damaged or destroyed by the storm. NPR photojournalist David Gilkey takes a look at one hospital that continues to operate despite a lack of food, water or medical supplies.
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U.S. Soldier Accused Of Murder In Deaths Of Deaf Iraqi Boys

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera allegedly shot and killed the unarmed teenagers, ordered the death of another, and then lied about what had happened.
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As He Retires, Cricket Superstar Gets India's Highest Honor

Sachin Tendulkar, the "little master," ended his career on Saturday. He's been given the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor, for being a "true ambassador" for his nation. No other sports star has been given that honor.

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