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Venezuela's Chavez Headed For More Cancer Surgery

Battling cancer, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has for the first time named a successor — his vice president. The charismatic, socialist leader with aspirations of regional leadership is in Cuba undergoing a fourth round of surgery. Vice President Nicholas Maduro is a former bus driver who rose through the ranks of his union to national prominence. In an emotional speech, Chavez appealed to his countrymen to elect Maduro to the highest office when Chavez can no longer govern. Audie Cornish talks to Juan Forero.
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Egyptians Stage Rival Demonstrations In Cairo

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi were on the streets of Cairo again on Tuesday, staging demonstrations in different parts of the capital. With the dueling camps separated, the chances of violence have decreased, but there was some early Tuesday in the city's iconic Tahrir Square. Morsi's opponents are demanding that he postpone a scheduled referendum on a draft constitution they see as flawed. But the president insists the vote will go ahead as scheduled on Saturday. Audie Cornish talks to Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
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U.S. Doctors Provide Supplies, Training To Syrians

After months of revolt, Syria's health care system is collapsing, with half of the country's public hospitals destroyed. Yet Syrian doctors continue to treat patients. Now, a group of Syrian-American doctors is stepping in to help bring crucial supplies and training.
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Spain's Civil Servants Draw Grumbles, And Envy

Spain's economic crisis has helped drive the nation's unemployment rate above 25 percent. Many of the jobless resent the relatively high pay and job security public sector workers enjoy.

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