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Africa
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Muslims Flee CAR Capital, Chased By Christian Jeers

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:04 pm

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And I'm Melissa Block. The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is beginning an investigation of possible war crimes in Central African Republican and we're going to check in now on the latest state of horrific sectarian violence in that country. Thousands of Muslims filled an enormous convoy of vehicles today fleeing the capital city of Bangui.

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Middle East
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Beneath The Bunting, Afghan Shadow Campaign Kicks Off

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:04 pm

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The Taliban also figure prominently in upcoming elections next door in Afghanistan. That country is poised to make history this spring by holding an election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai. It would be Afghanistan's first ever democratic transition. The campaign officially began this week. And on the surface you'll find many of the trappings of a normal race, rallies, posters, debates But NPR's Sean Carberry reports that beneath the bunting and sloganeering lies a different story of vote buying and manipulation.

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Middle East
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Pakistan And Taliban Come To The Negotiating Table

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:04 pm

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Sports
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Glory And Glitches At Sochi Opening Ceremonies

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:04 pm

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially opened Friday with a ceremony celebrating Russian culture and introducing Olympic athletes from around the world. NPR's Robert Smith was at the ceremony in Sochi and joins us to recount the pomp and pitfalls on display.

Economy
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Job Growth Runs Cold In January

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 8:04 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

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And I'm Audie Cornish. And we'll begin the hour with the latest snapshot of the American economy. Once again, the news is mostly disappointing. Employers added a scant 113,000 jobs to payrolls last month. That's the second straight month where hiring fell far below expectations. On the other hand, the unemployment rate fell slightly and a good number of people who've been out of work for a long time found jobs.

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