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Confucius Institutes In The United States

China has been stepping up its efforts to project a positive image abroad, including funding a growing number of "Confucius Institutes." These institutes promote Chinese language and culture in partnerships with organizations and universities around the world. China now operates 350 of these institutes, including more than 60 on U.S. campuses. Many cash-strapped universities welcome the support, but critics worry that there may be too many strings attached.

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A Conversation With American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland (Rebroadcast)

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The White House has ordered a review of the government's system for regulating products of biotechnology, including genetically modified crops. That system has been controversial from the start.
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