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May Day Protests Turn Violent, Obama In Afghanistan, Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Steve Scher
05/02/2012 at 9:00 a.m.

May Day Demonstrations Turn Violent: Demonstrations in downtown Seattle turned violent Tuesday afternoon as vandals smashed bank and business windows. In an afternoon news conference, Mayor Mike McGinn issued a civil order allowing police to confiscate any items that could be construed as weapons. We'll get a full update on the May Day protests.

Obama Visits Afghanistan: President Obama made a surprise visit to Kabul on Tuesday to sign a strategic agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The deal outlines the next phase of the US role in Afghanistan after combat missions wind down at the end of 2014. The president's visit comes on the one-year anniversary of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. In a televised address, President Obama made an election-year case that he has successfully wound down wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins us to talk about "The Thing Around Your Neck," her new collection of stories about Nigerians struggling to cope with corruption at home and their experiences abroad.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speaks at Benaroya Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m.


Mark Jacobson is a senior fellow at the Truman National Security Project and a former national security advisor to David Petraeus in Afghanistan.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an acclaimed Nigerian novelist and writer. Her newest book is "The Thing Around Your Neck."

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