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TuneIn editors' picks for some of the most important news stories of 2013 along with analysis and commentary.

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English


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Edward Snowden is PRISM Whistleblower

12/2/2013
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Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, claims to have leaked information on secret U.S. government surveillance programs such as PRISM and "Boundless Informant". The Guardian said Snowden's identity was revealed at his own request. (RN's AM, 6/13)

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U.N. Confirms Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria

12/2/2013
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A United Nations report confirmed that chemical weapons were used in Syria in August. It is the first official confirmation by scientific experts that chemical weapons have been used in the country. (United Nations Radio, 9/13)

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Three Kidnapped Cleveland Women Rescued

12/2/2013
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Three women who had been missing for about a decade were rescued from a house in Cleveland, Ohio. Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus were in their late teens or twenties when they disappeared. Ariel Castro, 52, and two of his brothers have been arrested in connection with the case. (NPR's Morning Edition, 5/13)

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Typhoon Haiyan Hits Philippines

12/2/2013
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Typhoon Haiyan has hit the Philippines as one of the world's strongest cyclones on record. Millions of people have abandoned their homes to seek shelter. The storm centered in the southeast of Guiuan, in the country's Eastern Samar province. (RN's PM, 2/13)

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George Zimmerman Acquitted

12/2/2013
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George Zimmerman has been found not guilty of charges that he committed murder or manslaughter in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Protests against the verdict sparked nationwide, and the Justice Department has reopened its investigation of Zimmerman for potential hate crimes charges in Trayvon Martin’s killing. (RNZ's Morning Report, 7/13)

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Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi Overthrown

12/2/2013
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Supporters and opponents of Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi began mass protests following his ouster. (RN's The World Today, 7/13)

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Olympic Runner Oscar Psistorius Charged With Murder

12/2/2013
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Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius has been charged with the shooting murder of his girlfirend at their home in South Africa. Nicknamed Bladerunner, he rose to fame when he competed as a double amputee in the London Olympics. (PBS' NewsHour, 2/13)

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