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Defense Contractors See Their Futures In Developing World

Sequestration yet to cause the huge job losses in the defense industry that many had predicted. Many defense firms have been turning to other growth areas — particularly, developing countries, which are growing their defense budgets while the West is cutting back.
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A Year Later, A Revolution In Egypt Again

This Saturday morning, Egypt is cleaning up from clashes overnight between pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators that killed at least 30 people. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Leila Fadel and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson in Cairo about this week's developments and reflect on the changes that have taken place there in the year since now-deposed President Mohammed Morsi was elected.
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The U.S. Holds The Aid Card, Yet Egypt Still Trumps

The ouster of Mohammed Morsi puts the U.S. in an awkward position. As the administration considers its next steps, analysts are quick to point out the many missteps in U.S. policy toward Egypt up to now.
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If Snowden Tries To Get To Latin America, Cuba Could Be Key

The leaders of Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have said they're willing to give asylum to the "NSA leaker." He's been lingering in legal limbo at an airport in Russia for nearly two weeks. If he tries to get to Latin America, he may need an OK from Cuba to stop there.
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Egypt Confronts Obama With Yet Another Limit To His Power

The military coup that overthrew former President Mohammed Morsi has left a complex situation, complicating President Obama's response and leaving him mostly as a spectator. He must choose his words carefully.
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NSA's Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws

The nation's largest intelligence agency has seen its power — and abilities — greatly expand over the past decade. Both privacy advocates and security experts agree that the laws governing electronic eavesdropping have not kept pace with technology.
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From Front-Line Soldier To Trainer, An Afghan Odyssey

Sgt. Chris Cunningham has served five tours in Afghanistan, surviving some of the past decade's most horrific fighting. These days, his excitement about war has been replaced by a grim wisdom — and the heavy responsibility of teaching Afghan soldiers and honoring fallen comrades.
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'Transit Zones' Can Extend Beyond Airports

It's believed former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden remains stuck at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport — in its "transit zone" — a legal limbo technically not part of Russia. For more on what these transit zones are, Audie Cornish talks to Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, head of research at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.
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His Son Is 'A Modern Day Paul Revere,' Snowden's Father Says

Lon Snowden also compares his son to American patriot Thomas Paine. Edward Snowdown, who has spilled secrets to several news outlets, is seeking asylum. He's wanted for prosecution in the U.S.
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Snowden Seeks Asylum In 20-Plus Nations, Gives Up On Russia

Several countries have already turned down requests from NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who remains in legal limbo at a Moscow airport. He wants to avoid being sent to the U.S. to face prosecution. There's speculation in Russia that he might leave with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who is visiting.

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