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Obama Crosses The Border

President Obama visits Mexico this week and some of the usual issues are no longer at the top of the agenda. Host Michel Martin talks with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, who calls the trip a huge shift in U.S.-Mexico relations.
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Deported While Unconscious

American hospitals have essentially deported hundreds of undocumented immigrant patients, according to reports. This includes a few who were unconscious at the time. Host Michel Martin speaks to David Pitt of The Associated Press, about the practice.
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Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate And Billie Holiday Fan

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka of Nigeria was recently awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement prize from the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Soyinka shares the music that inspires him.
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Pew Study: Many Muslims Believe In Mixing Mosque And State

In a worldwide survey of Muslim attitudes, Pew concludes that substantial minorities believe that Islam should play a "large" role in the societies they live in.
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So, A Tiger Walks Into A Zoo ...

It sounds like the start of a joke. But in eastern India, officials were able to lure a tiger that had been terrorizing villagers into a zoo. He seems to be looking for some female companionship.
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Stories Emerge Of Nigerian Massacre That Killed Hundreds

Evidence is emerging from Nigeria of a brutal massacre of at least 200 civilians earlier this month. The massacre was in an area where Nigeria's military has been battling the insurgent Islamist group Boko Haram. Melissa Block talks to Eric Guttschuss of Human Rights Watch about the situation.
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U.S. Said To Be Leaning Toward Arming Syrian Rebels

Administration officials tell NPR and other news outlets that the arms could include shoulder-fired missiles. The news comes as the U.S. considers how to respond to reports that the Assad regime may have used chemical weapons against its own people.
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Factory Audits And Safety Don't Always Go Hand In Hand

One way Western brands have responded to consumer concerns about unsafe working conditions in foreign countries is to create an elaborate system of independent auditors. Despite that, incidents still happen. Last week a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 400 people.

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