Michele Kelemen A former NPR Moscow bureau chief, Michele Kelemen now covers the State Department. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs — from Morning Edition to All Things Considered.
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A new report by a human rights organization says the current Cuban regime, headed by President Raul Castro, uses an "Orwellian" law to keep dissidents locked up. Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Welcomes Afghan Election Result

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A U.N. vehicle is seen through the bullet-riddled guardhouse of the Bekhtar Guesthouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, after an attack Wednesday by Taliban suicide gunmen killed six expatriate U.N. staffers. The attack is a recent reminder of the dangers facing civilian workers in Afghanistan. Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At the inaugural J Street Conference in Washington on Tuesday, National Security Adviser James Jones discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role of the U.S. in helping to resolve it. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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New Lobby Pushes Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Mission

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Richard Holbrooke, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in May. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Father Samuel (left) holds the hand and the face of a rape victim as they pray at the Heal Africa clinic in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on Aug. 11, just after the Congolese woman underwent surgery to repair physical damage suffered while being raped. Hundreds of thousands of women have been brutally raped in the country's nearly decade-long conflict. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In War Zones, Rape Is A Powerful Weapon

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