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Lighting Up The Investigative Path With Polonium-210

Conspiracy theories continue over the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, and polonium is suspected as the weapon of the alleged assassin. Whatever happened to Arafat, there is a case from 2006 that shows just how destructive the radioactive element can be. It all started with a sip of green tea.
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Dispatch From One Of The Philippines' Hardest-Hit Areas In

Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines with nearly 200 mile-per-hour winds. Thousands are feared dead. Save the Children's Lynette Lim was in one of the hardest hit areas, Tacloban City, Sundsay morning. She speaks with host Rachel Martin from the capital, Manila.
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The Big Business Of High-Seas Piracy

The World Bank released a report on the economics of piracy in Somalia. Host Rachel Martin reports that hijacking the ship is just one part of the elaborate enterprise: books are kept, expenses tallied and salaries paid.
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Thousands Feared Dead In Philippines After Super Typhoon

The death toll could rise as high as 10,000 after Typhoon Haiyan laid waste to the eastern swath of the island nation. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Aaron Aspi, a communications officer with World Vision Philippines, a Christian relief organization.
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China Plots Its Economic Future

China's leaders are meeting to plan which direction they want the country to head economically. NPR's Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt joins host Rachel Martin to discuss what is expected from the meeting.
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Nazi Hunter Dedicates Career To Pursuing Justice

Eli Rosenbaum has spent much of his career at the Department of Justice, identifying and deporting Nazi war criminals. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the first time he became aware of the Nazis, the sense of duty he feels to pursue justice for the victims, and the surreal experience of questioning suspects about atrocities committed decades ago.
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Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan

The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.
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'Ferrari Of Space' Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow

Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth. About a quarter of the European Space Agency's satellite is expected to survive re-entry and strike somewhere on the planet.
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75 Years Ago, Kristallnacht Presaged The Holocaust

It was once impossible to imagine Germany without Jews. You only have to look at the Yiddish language to have a sense how richly the Jewish experience was integrated in the cultural life of Germany. That ended in the most vicious and heinous manner, 75 years ago Saturday, in what became known as Kristallnacht — "The Night of Broken Glass." The broken glass was from Jewish homes and buildings, and came to symbolize shattered Jewish lives. Some also consider it the start of the Holocaust. Back in 1988, NPR reporter Ketzel Levine pulled together some of the sounds of that period. This is an excerpt from that story.
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In Egypt, Ousted President's Appearance Brings Fresh Clashes

Protests in Egypt continued this week following ousted president Mohamed Morsi's appearance in court, the first time he's been seen in public since the July 3 military coup that toppled his democratically elected government. NPR Cairo correspondent Leila Fadel speaks with host Arun Rath about Egypt's prospects for getting back on a path to democracy.

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