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Conflict & Justice

An Eritrean refugee endured brutal torture. But he may find hope on a ranch in California

Philemon Semere has a harrowing story to tell. For seven months, the Eritrean refugee was held captive in the middle of the Sinai desert for a huge ransom. He managed to be set free last year after his family paid some of the $25,000 his captors demanded. Now, an American woman is offering him a place to stay and work — on her remote ranch in California.

Politics

Obama to address Muslim world from Indonesia

President Obama is in Indonesia today, home of the world's most populous Muslim nation. Tomorrow the President will address the Muslim world at an Indonesian university and reporter Julia Simon reports that there is much anticipation about the same.