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China Trip A Chance For Obama To Distance Himself From Midterm Losses

In Asia, President Obama is trying to exert U.S. influence in the region. But will his message be undermined by his political weakness at home?
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Fraught U.S.-Russia Relationship Could Undermine Nuclear Security

A former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory has worked with Russia for years on securing loose nukes and upgrading facilities in the former Soviet Union. Siegfried Hecker is now writing a book about two decades of of nuclear cooperation.
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Newly Released Tape Captures Reagan Apology To Margaret Thatcher

Robert Siegel talks with presidential historian James Mann about the recently released tape of President Reagan apologizing to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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Why Divers In Bonaire Are So Eager To Kill The Beautiful Lionfish

Bonaire is a scuba diver's paradise in the Caribbean. But the invasive lionfish is gobbling up smaller fish that protect the reef. The island is now teaching divers how to spear the lionfish.
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Solar Bike Path Opens This Week In The Netherlands

Integrating solar panels into a bike commuter path, a special roadway outside Amsterdam will generate power that's then funneled into the national energy grid.
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Two Striking Photos From Today's APEC Meetings

The forum's first day has already brought us interesting images. In one, the leaders of China and Japan reflect their countries' unease; in another, world leaders dress alike.
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In China, Obama Touts Visa Deal, Progress On Free-Trade Pact

Under a new agreement, the U.S. and China will extend visas from the current one-year term to five and 10 years. President Obama is in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
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Suicide Bomber In School Uniform Targets High School

A suicide bomber attacked a secondary school in the violence-torn region of northeast Nigeria. Dozens of students are reported to have been killed.
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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

As many as 48 students reportedly died in the attack came during a morning assembly Monday. It's being blamed on the insurgent group Boko Haram.
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Confirmation Of Mexican Students' Deaths Touches Off Protests

Violent protests broke out over news that the students had been killed, burned and their remains tossed in a river. The announcement that the case was solved didn't quelled public outcry.

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