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Chicago Prepares For Protester Influx

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This spring, Chicago will become the first U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C., to play host to meetings of both NATO and the G-8 — at the same time. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is getting ready to lay out the red carpet for thousands of delegates from 80 countries. But the city is also bracing for the hordes of protesters who are expected to descend upon the summits. Tuesday, a Chicago city council committee is set to consider new measures aimed at reining in protesters — and that has set off a debate about the First Amendment in Chicago.
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Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met's Islamic Galleries

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn't interested in ideology: "The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy ... of something that's beautiful."
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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the last few years, that has started to change. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.
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Virginia Republicans Warn Of High Energy Costs With Obama's 'Clean Power Plan'

Republican leaders in Virginia say Obama's clean energy plan would drive up energy costs and damage a struggling economy. Democrats say saving the planet is more important than the short-term problem of higher energy bills.
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Hope Or Hype: The Revolution In Africa Will Be Wireless

Young entrepreneurs in Africa say that they're leading a tech movement from the ground up. They think technology can solve social ills. But critics wonder if digital fixes can make a dent.

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