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President Obama holds up his jobs bill as he speaks at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 14. The president returns to North Carolina on Monday to drum up support for his proposals and for his re-election campaign.

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Obama Bus Tour Rides Rough Political Terrain In N.C.WFAE-FM

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Adel al-Jubeir, shown in this 2004 photo, is Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. and was the target of an Iranian assassination plot, according to the U.S. government.

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Middle East

Will Saudis Play Oil Card In Revenge Against Iran?

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Ayman al-Zawahiri (shown here in a still image posted online by al-Qaida in July) replaced Osama bin Laden at the top of al-Qaida's leadership. Some argue that eliminating a few key leaders would significantly weaken the group; others say the more dangerous threat — from al-Qaida affiliates — would be unaffected by changes in the group's core leadership.

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How Close Is Al-Qaida To Defeat?

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Syrian refugees gather to protest Syrian President Bashar Assad at the Turkish Red Crescent camp in the Yayladagi district of the Turkish city of Hatay near the Syrian border on June 20. More than 7,000 Syrians are living in camps in Turkey.

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Syrian Refugees In Turkey Call For International Help

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Last summer, immigration rights activists in Los Angeles gathered for a rally calling on the government to act on immigration overhaul legislation. Strong Latino support helped President Obama win in 2008, but his support among those voters is slipping.

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Latinos See Obama 'Betrayal' On Immigration

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The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and other cities. In L.A. Thursday, protesters gathered outside a Wells Fargo downtown, above, and at a Bank of America branch where some were arrested for trying to protest inside.

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Obama Pushes His Financial Plan As Bank Protests Spread

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A revolutionary fighter watches over two suspected Gadhafi loyalists in Sirte, Libya, last month. By some estimates, up to 30 to 40 percent of Libyans are sympathetic to former dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

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Conflict In Libya

Gadhafi May Be Hard To Find, But Not His Supporters

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Lebanese and Syrian protesters demonstrate against the Syrian government in Beirut in August. Syrian defectors say they fear the Syrian regime will track them down, even in Lebanon.

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Even In Lebanon, No Safe Haven For Syrian Dissidents

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In June, youth demonstrators in Greece protested against the country's new austerity package. The package was passed as a condition set by the European Union and IMF for release of a bailout to help Greece's ailing economy.

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Greek Youth Face Tough Choices

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