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Syrian Opposition Faces Expanding, Volatile Conflict

New signs today that the Syrian crisis is spilling beyond Syria's borders. Two rockets slammed into Beirut Sunday morning. That came just hours after Hezbollah's leader vowed support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. NPR's Peter Kenyon joins host Rachel Martin from Istanbul, where he's following a meeting with Syrian opposition figures.
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Obama Administration Turns Attention Toward Africa

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia for celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the pan-African body, now known as the African Union. Kerry's trip comes about a month before President Obama also heads to Africa. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Gregory Warner.
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Meet London's Master Architects In Jell-0

London duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have made names for themselves with their wild, experimental food installations. From pineapple islands and banana vapors to re-creations of famous architectural monuments, their work playfully pushes the boundary of how we experience food.
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Kerry Acknowledges 'Years Of Disappointments' In West Bank

Skepticism, cynicism, maybe some hope? Secretary of State John Kerry met with political leaders in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank this week in his effort to restart direct peace talks between the two parties. As NPR's Emily Harris tells host Scott Simon, this visit brought no concrete plan, but one is expected next month.
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Sole Survivor: Iraq Rescue Mission Ended In Tragedy

In our latest installment of the StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative, we hear from Lance Cpl. Travis Williams. In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Williams lost his 12-man squad lost his squad to an IED. He was the only survivor.
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Gnomes Crash Distinguished Garden Show In England

The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.

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