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Judith Flanders: "The Invention Of Murder"

Author Judith Flanders joins guest host Frank Sesno to talk about the evolution of the real -- and fictional -- crime story.

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Growing Pressure On The U.S. To Respond To Events In Syria

President Barack Obama says the time frame for action in Syria is growing short. Guest host Frank Sesno and a panel of experts discuss allegations of a large scale chemical weapons attack and growing pressure on the U.S. to respond.

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After Syrian Killings, How Will U.S. And Its Allies Respond?

The West is facing renewed pressure to take stronger action following claims that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons in an attack on Wednesday. But the U.S. and other Western countries have so far sought to limit their involvement in the Syrian conflict.
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Bo Xilai's Corruption Trial In China Kicks Off With A Twist

It's common to see cowed defendants admit to crimes during Communist Party show trials. But disgraced former politburo member Bo Xilai began his trial with vehement denials of guilt, calling one accuser a "crazy dog snapping at things for reward."
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Mubarak's Case: What's The Best Approach With Ex-Dictators?

Hosni Mubarak's fate remains in limbo, and it raises a recurring question about deposed dictators. Is it better to put them on trial and scrutinize their records, or is it preferable that they disappear into exile?
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'Grandmaster' Ziyi Zhang: 'I Can Do Better Than Just Kicking Ass'

Actress Ziyi Zhang is known for Oscar-winning films like Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Now she co-stars in The Grandmaster, inspired by kung fu legend Ip Man. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her new fierce role and how women have gained prominence in kung fu films.
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VIDEO: Russian Hovercraft Storms Ashore, Surprises Beachgoers

A video shows the 187-foot-long air-cushion vessel — the world's largest — gliding up on the sand as stunned sunbathers make way.
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Mubarak Released From Prison, Now Under House Arrest

The 85-year-old former president of Egypt is now under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the deaths of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that toppled his regime. He reportedly was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Cairo.
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New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.

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Washington Dysfunction And U.S. Credibility Abroad

A government shutdown and looming debt crisis are putting American credibility on the line. How dysfunction at home affects U.S. standing abroad.

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