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Chavez's Funeral Draws Dignitaries From Around The World

Venezuela held a funeral for late President Hugo Chavez on Friday. Audie Cornish talks to Juan Forero.
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With Conclave Set, Catholic Church Moves One Step Closer To A New Pope

Catholic cardinals announced they will begin their conclave to select the next pope on Tuesday. Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Poggioli.
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Hagel Travels To Afghanistan On First Trip Abroad As Defense Secretary

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrived in Afghanistan on Friday, his first overseas trip as the new Pentagon boss.
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Police Officers Caught In The Middle Go On Strike In Egypt

There is a growing strike by police officers in Egypt. Long accused of brutality before and after the fall of the Mubarak regime, police commanders say they are ill-equipped to handle the ongoing protests, many of them violent, in Port Said and other cities. They are demanding the ouster of the new Interior Minister, appointed by President Mohammed Morsi. The strike comes amid fears of more violence on Saturday when a court in Cairo is scheduled to hand down a second group of verdicts and sentences in connection with a soccer riot that left 70 dead last year.
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Flu Risk And Weather: It's Not The Heat, It's The Humidity

Why do people in Boston get the flu when it's cold, while people in Senegal get sick when it's hot? Humidity is a big part of the explanation. But how flu spreads in the tropics and more temperate climates appears to be different.
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Cyprus And EU Bailouts

Cyprus seeks alternatives after rejecting European bailout terms. How the financial crisis in Cyprus tests Germany, the European Union and world markets.

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In Syria's Complicated War, U.N. Peacekeepers Become Pawns

U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines were held for a third day on Friday. Meanwhile, the rebels holding them have called for government troops to leave the area.
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A Decade After Invasion, Are Iraqi Women 'Lucky'?

It's been 10 years since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. That conflict drastically changed the lives of Iraqi women. On International Women's Day, host Michel Martin talks with Iqbal al-Juboori, about how the war affected her personally, and what it's like for women to live in a conflict zone. al-Juboori works to provide job training and life skills to women and their families in rural parts of Iraq.

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