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The Threat To Timbuktu

Ongoing political unrest in the West African nation of Mali has put at risk the desert city of Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Militant Islamists continue to attack the city's historic shrines and mosques, and many fear some sites have already been irreparably damaged. We explore their motives and how Washington and the international community are responding to ongoing instability in Mali.

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To Play Sports Under Taliban Rule, 'Different Kind Of Daughter' Dressed As A Boy

Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
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Frozen Food Fears: 4 Things To Know About The Listeria Recall

The FDA issued a massive recall of frozen fruits and vegetables this week. Here's what you need to know about the nasty bug that's causing all the problems.
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Trump In Triumph: The Man Who Wasn't Welcome In The Game Takes Home The Prize

Trump's megawatt personality immediately became a magnet for viewers on TV, as did his browbeating battles with rivals and news moderators. Even without debates, Trump was everywhere seen on screen.
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After A Long Day At The Computer Do You Have A Medical Problem?

You're not alone if you feel a sting in your eyes and have blurry vision and neck pain after sitting in front of your computer for hours. But is there a name for your ailment?

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