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Army Sgt. To Plead Guilty In Afghan Village Attack

Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales will be in military court Wednesday. Bales is pleading guilty to murder charges in exchange for avoiding the death penalty. He is expected to give his account of the night-time killing of 16 Afghan civilians last year.
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Quelle Surprise! Federer Out At French Open

Renee Montagne talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about the second week of the French Open tennis tournament. In quarterfinal action Tuesday, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated veteran champ Roger Federer in straight sets.
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Syrian Government Troops Take Back Qusair

Syrian State TV says Qusair, which has been under siege for more than two weeks, is now in the hands of government forces. The city is on a critical cross-border supply route between Lebanon and Syria.
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Beer Fridge Blamed For Cellphone Network Blackout

Engineers for Australian cellphone provider Telstra say they recently found what was disrupting the mobile data network in several neighborhoods: a man's beer fridge. Technicians say an electric spark in the motor evidently created enough radio frequency noise to interfere with the network.
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Court's Ruling Could Prove Difficult for U.S.-Egyptian Relations

An Egyptian court has convicted 43 foreigners (including Americans) and Egyptians of working illegally in the country. All were employed by NGOs. In Tuesday's court session, most were sentenced to prison time. The ruling could further strain Cairo's relations with the U.S. and other Western countries. A new law on NGOs is working its way through parliament despite sharp criticism from human rights groups. NPR's Leila Fadel reports.
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Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

New types of tuberculosis are emerging around the world that take years and thousands of dollars to cure. Patients fighting this disease are often isolated from their communities and suffer devastating drug side effects, such as permanent hearing loss and dizziness.
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China's Ruling Party Continues To Censor Memories Of Tiananmen Protests

The Chinese government is trying to suppress any online discussion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests on their 24th anniversary. This has prompted some people to attempt to distribute photos reminding people of the event. One image being censored refers to the iconic photo of a man standing before an advancing column of tanks, in the censored image, however, he stands before a column of rubber ducks.
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Coronation Chicken: A Lowly Sandwich Filling With A Royal Pedigree

Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of her coronation in a ceremony Tuesday at Westminster Cathedral. But the event also marks the anniversary of a cold chicken-and-curry dish that is the culinary equivalent of the famous British stiff upper lip.

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