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Drawing Security Lessons From Benghazi Mission Attack

The debate continues over the handling of the September attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. But retired Marine Col. Gary Anderson says some important lessons have already been learned about strengthening diplomatic security and inter-agency communication.
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Bangladesh Reveals Uphill Battle For Fair Trade Clothes

Retailers are under pressure after a building collapse killed more than 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh. But global demand for inexpensive clothing shows no sign of abating. The New York Times' Steven Greenhouse and Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, unravel the prospects for improved safety in the garment industry.
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Arrests Made In Malcolm Shabazz Murder Investigation

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of civil rights-era leader Malcolm X who died Thursday in Mexico City. The men, who work at a bar Shabazz visited, reportedly face charges of homicide and robbery.
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Obama On IRS Actions: 'Outrageous' If True

"This is pretty straight forward," Obama said Monday. "If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported .... and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there's no place for it."
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Prosecution Seeks Lifetime Political Ban On Berlusconi

The former Italian prime minister is accused of having sex with an underage prostitute in a trial that opened in April 2011. Meanwhile, Berlusconi is appealing his sentence in a separate case for tax fraud.
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Britain's Cameron Sees 'A Real Breakthrough' On Syria

A plan for U.S.-Russian peace conference marks a major step, the prime minister tells NPR. He believes that while Russian President Vladimir Putin still differs with the West over what to do about Syrian President Bashar Assad, there is agreement about the need for a peaceful transition.
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Cameron: We Have To 'Step Up Our Help' To Syrian Opposition

British Prime Minister David Cameron meets at the White House with President Obama on Monday. Steve Inskeep talks to Cameron about the options for dealing with the Syrian conflict.
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In Pakistan, Sharif Turns To Unstable Nation's Dire Problems

Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by a coup in 1999, is returning to power in the first transfer of control from one democratically elected government to another since Pakistan was founded in 1947.
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Nawaz Sharif Expected To Win Pakistan's Elections

In Pakistan, two-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is quickly moving to form a central government for a third time in this volatile country. Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League has amassed a commanding lead in unofficial returns from Saturday's election.

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