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U.S. Weighs Sanctions Targeting Iran's Central Bank

Iran may soon face economic measures tougher than anything it has encountered before: The U.S. Congress is considering sanctions against the central bank of Iran, with the likely effect of limiting Iran's oil exports. But some analysts say the move could lead to a dangerous spike in oil prices.
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Medal Of Honor Winner Sues Defense Contractor

Guy Raz speaks with Julian Barnes, the Wall Street Journal's Pentagon reporter, about Dakota Meyer, a Marine who was recently awarded the Medal of Honor. Meyer is suing a defense contractor that he worked with, alleging they blocked him from another job in the defense industry as retaliation for his objections to selling high-tech instruments to the Pakistani military.
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Pakistani Foreign Minister Discusses NATO Bombing

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar speaks to Melissa Block about the NATO strikes that killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers over the weekend.
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Questions Remain After NATO Border Raid

An investigation has been launched into how NATO forces killed two dozen Pakistani troops along the Afghan-Pakistani border. There are many theories about what happened — but few solid facts.
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Why Columbus, Ohio, Needs Somali Cops On Its Force

A young Somali-American blew himself up in Somalia last week. The bomber was one of the dozens of young Somalis from the Minneapolis area who traveled to Somalia to join an al-Qaida affiliated group. In Columbus, Ohio, which has the second- largest Somali community in America, there is concern that young Somalis might also travel to join the terror group. That's one reason Columbus police are stepping up efforts to establish ties with the Somali community.
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U.S. Needs Pakistan To Attain Afghan Goals

U.S.-Pakistan relations have suffered another blow after NATO airstrikes on the Afghan border left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead. The cross-border attack by NATO aircraft came at a critical juncture in relations. The two nations were just starting to warm up to each other after a year of serious military and diplomatic setbacks.

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