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Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico Face Off In World Baseball Championship

Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about Tuesday's World Baseball Classic championship game in San Francisco.
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Cyprus's Lawmakers Reject Bank Deposit Tax, Tangling Bailout Negotiations

In Cyprus, the parliament is wrestling with a European Union-imposed plan that would seize at least 10 percent of the bank savings of wealthy people and possibly 7 percent from everyone else, to help defray the cost of bailing out Cypriot banks. On Tuesday, lawmakers voted against a modified version of the plan.
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Syrian Rebels Describe Fight As Revolution For Justice, Not A Civil War

The opposition Syrian National Coalition's new interim prime minister says the world must acknowledge that Syria is undergoing a "revolution for justice and freedom, not a fight between two teams." Ghassan Hitto says he'll attempt to form an interim government as violence continues across the country.
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Egyptian And Syrian Presidents Find No Friend In Jordanian King

Robert Siegel talks to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic about his profile of Jordan's King Abdullah. In the article, published in the magazine's April issue, the monarch openly criticizes the rulers of neighboring nations, the Jordanian secret police, local tribal leaders, members of his own royal family, and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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The Ripple Effects Of Cyprus' Financial Crisis

Cyprus lawmakers rejected a $13 billion bailout package that included controversial taxes on bank deposits. The proposed tax would have helped to pay for the bailout of crumbling banks. NPR's Marilyn Geewax explains how the events in Cyprus could affect the global economy and what may happen next.
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The Art Of Negotiating Intractable Conflicts

The tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are one of many long-standing conflicts often described as intractable. Conflict negotiation experts employ various strategies to tackle big problems, ranging from divorce and property management to ethnic, religious and international conflict.

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