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Friday News Roundup - International

In Brussels European leaders agree to measures to help financially struggling euro zone members. Egyptian Mohamed Morsi is to be sworn in as the first Islamist head of state in the region since the Arab Spring democracy movement began. Tensions heighten after Syrian forces shoot down a Turkish military plane. And Russian President Vladimir Putin stops in on Israel for brief talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu. James Kitfield of National Journal, Courtney Kube of NBC and Warren Strobel of Reuters join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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6 Novelists Withdraw From Event Honoring 'Charlie Hebdo' For Free Speech

Peter Carey and Rachel Kushner are among those who are withdrawing in protest from the PEN American Center's annual gala. Kushner says she is uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo's "cultural intolerance."
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Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
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Congress May Be Forced To Intervene Again On Mammogram Recommendations

Six years ago, a task force caused a firestorm by saying women under 50 may not need routine mammograms. The controversy was so great, that Congress passed legislation overriding the recommendation.
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Canadians Love Poop, Americans Love Pizza: How Emojis Fare Worldwide

A study analyzes more than a billion pieces of emoji data across 16 languages and regions to gauge how different nations communicate. Most emojis sent are happy faces and other positive symbols.

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