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French To Hand Over Mali Campaign To African Forces

In the West African nation of Mali, French forces have led a military campaign to rid the country's vast northern desert of militants linked to al-Qaida. The French are preparing to leave, and hand over to an African peacekeeping force. To find out what happens next, Renee Montagne talks to Lindsey Hilsum, a correspondent for Britain's Independent Television News.
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An International Battle Over One Of The Most Boring Things In Finance

The years-long, multi-billion-dollar battle just ended.
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Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton ends her tenure as secretary of state Friday a respected national figure with sky high approval ratings. "I don't see myself getting back into politics," she says. But that hasn't slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.
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What The 'New York Times' Hack Tells Us About China

The New York Times announced late Wednesday that they have been warding off cyber attacks from Chinese hackers since September. Wired senior reporter Kim Zetter explains who the hackers target, how they do it, and why.
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After Benghazi Attack, Improving American Security Abroad

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Fox News that Secretary of State Hilary Clinton "got away with murder" for her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. Ambassador Thomas Pickering, who led the independent investigation into the attacks, talks about the future of diplomatic security.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Syria claims Israel bombs military targets near Damascus. Egypt declares emergency rule in three cities. And French forces take a key airport in Mali. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Soccer: A Surprising Player In Egypt's Unrest

Violent protests are breaking out in Egypt, just two years after a massive uprising led to the fall of the former dictator. One of the unexpected driving forces is soccer. Host Michel Martin talks to Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation about how the sport affects Egypt's political landscape.

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