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Student activist Adam Adli addresses protesters outside Malaysia's high court in Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 9. The crowd was awaiting a verdict in the trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who was acquitted on charges of sodomy shortly afterward. Adam is leading the fight to abolish a decades-old law that bans college students from joining or speaking in support of political parties. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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In Malaysia, Student Challenges Limits On Politics

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Band leader Johnny Otis poses for a portrait in surrounded by "The Jelly Roll" records in 1947.

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Johnny Otis, Rhythm And Blues Pioneer, Has Died

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Many Egyptian women hoped to make political gains following the country's revolution. But female candidates fared extremely poorly in the recent parliamentary elections. Here, Huda Ghaniya of the Democratic Alliance, an Islamist grouping, campaigns last Nov. 11. Dana Smillie/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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In Egypt's New Parliament, Women Will Be Scarce

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The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey (left), is in Israel to talk about the growing tension with Iran. Here, Dempsey speaks with Israel's top military officer, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz, during a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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U.S. To Israel: Give Iranian Sanctions A Chance

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Stephanie Sigman as Laura, a beauty queen drawn into a Mexican drug gang, in the film Miss Bala. Eniac Martinez/Courtesy of 20th Century Fox hide caption

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Fox International Finds That Not Everyone Wants To Buy What Hollywood Sells

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