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In the first national election since U.S. troops withdrew in 2011, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the frontrunner for a third term in office. Despite criticism for mistreating the opposition and minority Sunnis, many say he's the man needed for Iraq's brutal situation.

President Obama is in the Philippines on the last leg of a trip through Asia. The U.S. and the Philippines just signed an agreement to allow more American troops to rotate through the archipelago.

An Egyptian judge sentenced hundreds of people to death Monday, including the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. It is the judge's second mass-sentencing in recent weeks.

A new HBO film, All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State looks at one of the most formidable political figures of her time, and the last Democrat ever to serve as governor of Texas.

Many public schools do not offer computer science classes, even though tech workers are in high demand. Now 30 public school districts have partnered with the nonprofit Code.org to get kids coding.

South Sudan is reeling after rebels reportedly massacred hundreds of civilians last week. Host Michel Martin learns what this means for the future of the young country.

Host Michel Martin speaks with business ethicist Jack Marshall about an appropriate response from the NBA, the players and the public after allegedly racist comments made by the L.A. Clippers' owner.

There has been widespread outrage to racist comments allegedly made by L.A. Clippers' owner Donald Sterling. Host Michel Martin learns more from sports columnists William Rhoden and Christine Brennan.

A dispute over a state law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges goes before the U.S. Court of Appeals. Critics say such laws create a de facto ban on abortion.

Monday the Supreme Court hears about a man who was fired after testifying against a state lawmaker. The case on public employees' right to speak out could impact future corruption investigations.

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