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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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Edward Snowden's NSA Revelations Keep Coming

Since June, documents leaked by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have produced revelation upon revelation about the nation's top-secret intelligence gathering operations. The latest information, about U.S. spying on foreign leaders, has angered even some dependable U.S. allies. New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane, and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a senior member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, discuss the latest Snowden-related leaks.
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Stash Of Nazi-Looted Art Is Discovered

This week, a German magazine broke the story of a billion dollars worth of art that was found in a Munich apartment. It's the largest discovery ever of Nazi-looted artwork. Guest host Don Gonyea talks with Alexander Forbes from the website BlouinArtinfo.com about the discovery.
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Bearing Witness To Nazis' Life-Shattering Kristallnacht

On Nov. 9, 1938, the Nazis burned down synagogues, destroyed Jewish businesses and arrested more than 26,000 Jews. Germans and Jews alike are still grappling with the legacy, 75 years later. Margot Friedlander is one survivor, who has returned to Berlin after decades of exile.

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