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Members Of Congress Urged To Cut Aid To Egypt

The U.S. has been unable to do much to reduce the violence in Egypt. President Obama canceled upcoming joint military exercises, and says the administration is looking at other options, perhaps affecting the $1.5 billion in military aid the U.S. provides Egypt each year. For more insight, Renee Montagne talks to Nathan Brown, a scholar of Middle East politics with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and George Washington University.
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JPMorgan Chase's Hiring Practices In Asia Probed

The Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win lucrative business. JPMorgan says it is fully cooperating with investigators.
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Egyptian Islamists Turn Their Rage Onto Christian Community

Dozens of churches have been attacked across Egypt since the security crackdown on Islamist protesters began last week. Christians worry they are becoming the scapegoat among more extreme Islamists, who blame them for President Morsi's overthrow. Human rights groups are asking why the state isn't doing more to protect the Christian community.
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Ai Weiwei Exhibit Shines Light On Time As Political Prisoner

Ai Weiwei, the world-renowned Chinese artist and dissident, has created a deeply autobiographical work for the Venice Biennale exhibit. It is a series of dioramas about his life as a political prisoner, when he was jailed for criticizing the corruption and shoddy construction that caused the deaths of 5,000 children when schools collapsed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.
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In Kabul, A Juggling Act That Offers Joy For Afghan Kids

It's an expected sight in the Afghan capital: a hundred boys and girls — on foot, stilts and unicycles — juggling tennis balls and batons. The parade was part of the national juggling championship. Organizers hope juggling builds self-confidence in children who've known only war in their lifetimes.
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Sun, Sand And The Seine: The Beach Comes To Paris

Each summer, 5,000 tons of sand and nearly 100 palm trees transform a half-mile stretch along river into a beach paradise with volleyball, ice cream stands and sunbathing. Especially now, Paris Plage is a real boon for those who can't afford a more extravagant vacation.
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U.S. Investigators Launch Probe Of JPMorgan Chase In China

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.
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Koreas Set Talks To Resume Cross-Border Family Reunions

Next month the two sides will discuss possibly resuming the meetings between relatives from North and South who have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.
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China's Disgraced Politician Bo Xilai Goes On Trial This Week

The former party chief of Chongqing is charged with bribery, corruption and abuse of power.
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Scotland Yard 'Assessing' New Information In Diana Death

London's Metropolitan Police says it's looking into the "relevance and credibility" of the information, but is not reopening an investigation.

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