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NATO Plans 'Irreversible Transition' In Afghanistan

President Obama held a press conference Monday afternoon as NATO wrapped up its Chicago summit. Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley for more.
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How Should Online Bullying Be Prosecuted?

Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi faced up to 10 years in prison for spying on his roommate with a webcam. The roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide after Ravi broadcast footage of his encounter with another man on the Internet. On Monday, a New Jersey Superior Court judge sentenced Ravi to 30 days in jail, plus three years of probation. Audie Cornish talks with legal expert Emily Bazelon about the case.
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Ex-Rutgers Student Sentenced In Webcam Spying Case

A judge on Monday sentenced former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi with 30 days in jail for using a webcam to spy on his roommate. Tyler Clementi committed suicide days after Ravi saw him kissing another man.
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'Making Your Mark Is Hard' And Other Tips For Grads

Audie Cornish shares excerpts from this year's college commencement addresses by President Obama, Mitt Romney, Maria Shriver, Michael Bloomberg and others.
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For Chinese Dissidents, Exile Can Mean Irrelevancy

Chinese activists have often fallen off the radar after leaving their homeland. Activist Chen Guangcheng is now safely in America, but hopes he can still play a role in China, where he fought forced abortions and sought to improve conditions for the disabled.
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Op-Ed: Send Message Of U.S.-NATO Solidarity

In recent years, critics have questioned the need for a U.S.-European alliance, originally formed to confront the Soviet Union. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright argues the president and NATO leaders must reaffirm the importance of their union to U.S. security.

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