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The NATO Summit And Securing Afghanistan’s Future

The U.S. hosted world leaders over the weekend at the G-8 summit at Camp David and the ongoing NATO summit in Chicago, President Obama's hometown. Two intertwined issues topped the agendas - Europe's economic turmoil and the war in Afghanistan. As the E.U. continues to struggle with financial crises and political upheaval at home, there's little appetite for looking outward. Who will pay the annual $4 billion bill for security in Afghanistan after U.S. and NATO troops withdraw remains an open question. Diane and her guests discuss the role of the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan and the future of shared security.

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Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.
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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.
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When Parents Are The Ones Too Distracted By Devices

Parents often complain that smartphones keep their kids distracted from conversation. What happens when it's the other way around, when kids can't get their smartphone-glued parents' attention?

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