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Chemical Weapons Watchdog Group Wins Peace Prize

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. It won "for its extensive efforts" to rid the world of such arsenals, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
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Syrian Rebels Accused Of Atrocities In Latakia

Human Rights Watch issued a report on Friday that focuses on the shootings of fleeing women and children, hostage taking and more on the coastal city of Latakia. Anne Barnard of The New York Times has just finished a reporting stint in Syria, and she talks to Steve Inkseep about what she saw.
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Egypt Denounces U.S. Decision To Withhold Aid Package

Washington is withholding delivery of Apache helicopters and other things to show its displeasure with the Egyptian military's bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. The Obama administration says aid can be restored, if Egypt returns to a democratic path.
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If You Think Wealth Disparity Is Bad Here, Look At Russia

A new report says Russia has the highest rate of inequality in the world – barring some small Caribbean islands. Just how bad is it? Thirty-five percent of household wealth in the country is in hands of 110 people.
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Latino Hackers: Encouraging Innovation

Latinos are some of the biggest consumers of social media in the U.S., but when it comes to developing the technology, the numbers aren't very high. Host Michel Martin speaks with Oscar G. Torres, who is hosting hackathons to encourage Latino innovation.
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Why Is The Higgs Boson A 'Big Whoop' For All Of Us?

The physicists who discovered the so-called 'God Particle' were awarded the Nobel Prize this year, but one writer says people still aren't paying enough attention. Scientist Ainissa Ramirez tells host Michel Martin why more people should care about the Higgs Boson, and why they probably won't.
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In Israel, The Mystery Of Postage Stamps That Don't Add Up

American expats usually pay a steep price when the dollar falls in value. In Israel, at least, there's one silver lining: a drop in postage costs.
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Friday News Roundup - International

The U.S. freezes some aid to Egypt’s military government. Libya’s prime minister is free after being abducted in Tripoli. And Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Asian leaders. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Will A Pakistani Teenager Win The Nobel Peace Prize?

Malala Yousafzai has become a global icon since the Taliban shot her last year in an attempt to silence her advocacy for girls' education in Pakistan. Now the 16-year-old is a favorite for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.
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Malala Yousafzai Awarded Sakharov Prize

The 16-year-old from Pakistan, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating education for girls, is considered a contender for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

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