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Rwanda's Economy: An Unlikely Success Story

President Paul Kagame has changed the country by tackling problems that have plagued other African economies. He's also taking cues from East Asia's "Tiger" economies. But it's not all good news: Most citizens are still poor, and rights groups routinely blast Kagame.
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To Find Truly Wild Rice, Head North To Minnesota

Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes, Native Americans still harvest it the same way their ancestors did centuries ago. This weekend, the Wild Rice Festival in Rosemont, Minn., celebrates the tradition.
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Penn State's Latest Woes: There's Something In The Ice Cream

Berkey Creamery recalls ice cream and frozen yogurt after customers find plastic in their half gallons. It comes after campus police launched a criminal investigation into the tainted ice cream reports last month.
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Even If You're All-Powerful, It's Hard To Fix The Economy

What happens if you slash the price of oil, save Europe and force Congress to make a grand bargain? Not as much as you might think.
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What Anti-Islam Film Says About Free Speech And The 'Heckler's Veto'

Google took down the YouTube video blamed for inciting Middle East violence — but only in Libya and Egypt. These days, it's often companies, not governments, making these decisions on behalf of millions of people.
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Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Sets Records

Since it was posted in July, the music video for "Gangnam Style," by the Korean rapper Psy, has gotten more than 160 million views. The song recently made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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Fed's New Plan Focuses On The Housing Market

The Federal Reserve is launching a new plan to bolster economic growth. It will begin buying up mortgage-backed securities — $40 billion a month — in a bid to drive down mortgage rates. The Fed said it would continue until it sees unemployment come down.
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Home Depot To Close 7 Stores In China

Home Depot, the U.S.-based home improvement big box chain, said it will close seven of its stores in China. The company says they're moving away from the "do-it-yourself" model in China.

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