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  • Annan Pleads For More Help Resolving Syrian Crisis
    Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan meets in Washington with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday. He wants the U.S. to buy into his latest effort to promote peace in Syria. Annan says there must be consequences for the Syrian government for not implementing the previous peace plan.
  • Russia Refuses To Change Its Position On Syria
    Russia said recently it's not wedded to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad but that it wants to see Syrians come up with their own solution to the crisis there. Russia has been against foreign intervention in Syria from the beginning. David Greene talks to George Mason University's Mark Katz about whether Russia could be poised to change its position on Syria.
  • After NAACP Marriage Stance, Discord And Discussion
    The NAACP recently took what was for some in the organization a controversial step, when it endorsed same-sex marriage. That move has now led some local officers around the country to resign — including the group's most outspoken critic of gay marriage.
  • Revolutionary Road Trip Travels Next To Libya
    Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep is continuing a road trip through nations of the Arab Spring. As he prepared to travel from Tunisia into Libya, he spoke with a journalist who's covered Libya for years. Lindsey Hilsum is the author of Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution.
  • 'Eliminate Dengue' Team Has A Deep (Lab) Bench
    Australian researcher Scott O'Neill is leading a charge to rid the world of dengue fever. And it's a real team sport, he says: "We don't work in isolation in any projects in science these days. The days of having someone beavering away by themselves in the backroom have long gone."
  • Speculation Grows Over Spanish Bank Rescue
    It's been a roller coaster week for Spain, amid speculation that it can't afford to rescue its troubled banks and might need European aid. Spain held a successful bond auction Thursday, but shortly afterward, the Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country's credit rating.
  • Games Launched At Electronic Entertainment Expo
    Renee Montagne talks to Harold Goldberg about E3, this week's video game expo in Los Angeles. Goldberg writes about the video game industry, and is the author of All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture.
  • Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Taco Is Big Hit
    The taco is made with a shell of nacho cheese Doritos. Taco Bell's chief executive hailed it as a "flavor pairing waiting to happen." After a big media blitz, taco lovers have spoken — by buying 100 million Doritos Locos Tacos in about 10 weeks.
  • Will Economy Push Washington To Make A Deal?
    President Obama is under pressure because of a slowdown in job growth. The Republicans say they're determined to prevent the Bush-era tax cuts from expiring in December. That could bring both sides back to the bargaining table.
  • Despite Low Rates, Investors Rely On Treasurys
    The interest rate on the 10-year Treasury bond issued last week fell to 1.5 percent. That means, if you bought such a bond and inflation stayed about where it is now, you wouldn't make any money. The rates on Japanese and German debt are even lower.

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