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State Department Extends Closure Of Embassies

More than 20 diplomatic posts, including consulates, have been temporarily shut down throughout the Middle East and the Arabian peninsula and the State Department has issued a global travel warning for Americans.
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Pro-Bowl Struggles To Gain Popularity

The NFL's version of the all-star game has trouble finding an audience. Will a handful of rules changes turn things around? NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about the game.
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Sex-Trafficking Sting Covers 76 Cities

One hundred children were rescued in the recent three-day sting. Host Rachel Martin talks with Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI's criminal investigations division, about child sex trafficking the U.S.
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Senate Democrats Proposa FISA Court Reform

New legislation would reform the FISA court, the secret court that rules on whether the government can pursue certain surveillance activities — including the NSA spying programs that have caused recent controversy. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, who co-sponsored the bill.
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Nidal Hasan Murder Trial To Start This Week

Hasan allegedly murdered 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009. Intelligence officials say Hassan was inspired by Anwar al Awlaki the leader of Al Qaeda's affiliate network in Yemen. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Daniel Zwerdling, who covered the story.
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Winging It:: How To Travel Alone

Traveling solo can be an intimidating experience. For Weekend Edition Sunday's regular travel segment, host Rachel Martin speaks with Janice Waugh, author of the Solo Traveler's Handbook.
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U.S. Embassies In The Muslim World Closed Sunday

The Department of State has issued a travel alert over the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin about the threat of more attacks.
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Former Child Trafficking Victim Now Mentors Others

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Sheila White, who was trafficked into sex work as a teenager. White shares her experience of sexual exploitation, the challenges she faced, and her current work as an advocate for victims.
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U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio?

The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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Regimental Combat Team 7 Rolls Up Its Flag In Afghanistan

At peak deployment, 20,000 Marines were stationed in Helmand Province. Now there are only 8,000, and that number will drop further as Regimental Combat Team 7 heads home. Its commander says too many Afghans are dying in fighting there, but the local troops are still better than the Taliban.

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