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A different sort of global recession.

Without certain basic freedoms, 'human rights' are an empty promise. According to Elisa Massimino, head of the international organization Human Rights First, the freedoms of expression and association are experiencing a decline that she calls a "freedom recession." This week, activists from around the world are in Washington for a human rights summit.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.
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In List Of Changes For Secret Service, A New Fence Comes First

In independent review panel calls for changes ranging from a better fence at the White House to a new approach to training and leadership within the Secret Service.
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White House Says Any Response To Sony Attack Needs To Be 'Proportional'

The White House won't confirm North Korea is behind the attack, citing an ongoing investigation. Nevertheless, it is mulling over its options.

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