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The Tug-Of-War Of International Extradition

Most U.S. allies resist sheltering those who flee U.S. criminal prosecution, but countries like Iceland, Ecuador and France have been notable exceptions. We examine how recent cases are adding new twists to international extradition agreements, and find out how political currents affect those seeking safe haven.


Pulitzer Winner's Personal Film About Being Undocumented

Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a Pulitzer-prize winning team of journalists, but he was also hiding a secret. In 2011, he revealed that he was an undocumented immigrant. Host Michel Martin speaks with Vargas about his new film Documented that follows the immigration debate through his own experience.

Iranians Go To Polls In Vote To Replace Ahmadinejad

Six candidates vie to replace the combative president, all but one of whom are hard-liners favored by the country's ruling Islamic clerics.

Venezuelan Joggers Find Safety In Numbers

Venezuelans do the oddest things to have normal lives in an abnormally crime-plagued country. For example: jog in groups of up to 300 to avoid muggers.

Talks In Turkey May Solve Violence Over Park Construction

A plan to build on a small park in Istanbul's downtown Taksim Square prompted an outpouring of opposition to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. That led to clashes between police and protesters that have killed at least five people and injured hundreds.

Voters Cast Ballots In Iran's Presidential Election

It's Iran's first presidential election since the stunning vote in 2009. Back then, a surprisingly early declaration of victory for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked a wave of protests, followed by years of government repression.

Syrians React To U.S. Providing Military Aid To Rebels

The Obama administration has decided to provide more assistance to the Syrian opposition after officials became confident the Syrian regime was using chemical weapons against rebel forces.

U.S. To Provide Military Support To Opposition In Syria

The Obama administration has decided to send military aid to the rebels in Syria. The decision was announced after the administration said it had concluded, with high confidence, that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on multiple occasions over the past few months.