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  • Plans Proceed For Another International Meeting On Syria
    British Prime Minister David Cameron met with President Obama at the White House on Monday with Syria high on their agenda. Cameron came to Washington after talks in Russia with President Vladimir Putin that he described as "extremely positive and good."
  • In Response To Tragedy, Bangladesh May Alter Labor Laws
    David Greene talks to Bloomberg reporter Mehul Srivastava, who has been covering last month's Dhaka factory building collapse, about recent labor improvement agreements that retailers and the government in Bangladesh have signed.
  • 'Guns At Last Light' Illuminates Final Months Of World War II
    Historian Rick Atkinson's new book completes his trilogy on the second world war. He tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the events of the war may be 70 years in the past, but they're still very much a part of American culture.
  • Online Legacies Prompt Growing Legal Challenges
    When we die, we leave the people who knew us with memories. But what about everything we posted online? We leave that in the hands, not of our families, but of big corporations such as Google and Facebook.
  • IRS Controversy Revives Questions About Tax-Exempt Issues
    President Obama says it's outrageous that the Internal Revenue Service apparently targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny. Some say there has not been enough scrutiny of groups across the political spectrum that are tax exempt — yet which also advocate political causes.
  • Lawmakers Call For Hearings On IRS Scandal
    The IRS scandal hands Republicans an unexpected opportunity to chide the Obama administration. It comes as the GOP's resurrected questions about how top officials, including the president, handled the attack last September in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
  • U.S. Hedge Fund Pressures Sony To Spin Off Entertainment Arm
    Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb owns a 6.5 percent stake in the company. In the last 13 years, Sony's stock value has plummeted nearly 85 percent — struggling against electronic rivals like Apple and Samsung.
  • France Proposes Technology Tax To Pay For Culture Content
    The French government is weighing a proposal to tax Google, Apple and possibly other large technology firms to raise revenue for the arts and cultural programs. The government contends the new tax would be similar to taxes already imposed on TV users, broadcasters and Internet providers.
  • How Long Will Fed Chief Bernanke Lead Federal Reserve?
    Ben Bernanke has been Federal Reserve chairman for some of the most tumultuous years in the Fed's 100-year history. His second, four-year term expires in January. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal about who might succeed Bernanke, and what challenges the new Fed chief might face.
  • Netflix To Debut Episodes Of 'Arrested Development'
    The fourth season of the show comes more than seven years after Fox canceled it in 2006. Netflix will launch new episodes of Arrested Development later this month.

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