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Paul Reid: "The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965"

An award-winning journalist presents a revelatory portrait of Winston Churchill as a brilliant, flawed and dynamic leader in the last 25 years of his life.

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In Cairo, Efforts To Reach Mideast Cease-Fire

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is meeting in the capital with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in efforts to help Israel and Hamas reach a cease-fire.
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In Congo, Rebels Take Key City

United Nations peacekeepers mostly stood aside as M23 rebels took control of Goma. The fighters are now vowing to move toward the country's capital, Kinshasa.
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Rocket, Missile Attacks Persist In Gaza Strip

There was hope Tuesday night that a ceasefire might be reached between Israel and Hamas. But that hasn't happened yet and the death toll continues to rise. The violence in Gaza continues between Hamas and Israel.
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Congolese Rebels Control Eastern City Of Goma

Tens of thousands of people have fled days of fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a rebel militia took control of the key regional capital. U.N. peacekeepers apparently stood aside as the rebels entered the city, which is at the heart of the mineral rich east of the country. It has often been the focus of rebel attacks but this marks the first time in a decade the Congolese government has lost control of the city.
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Clinton Joins Diplomatic Push To End Gaza Violence

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Middle East to push for an end to the fighting between Israel and Hamas. She has met separately with Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders. Cairo is her final destination, where she'll be meeting with Egypt's president who stands at the center of negotiations.
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India Executes Mumbai Attack Gunman

Of the 10 gunman who carried out a three-day siege that left more than 160 people dead, Mohammad Ajmal Kasab was the only survivor. He was hanged today, almost four years to the day after the attack.
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No Peace: Bomb Rips Through Bus In Tel Aviv; Israel Continues Strikes On Gaza

Talk of a cease-fire has been shattered by an attack in Israel and more airstrikes on targets in Gaza. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other diplomats, though, continue efforts to broker a truce.
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Prisoner Release Shifts Pakistan's Afghan Policy

In what is considered a good-faith gesture, Pakistan last week released at least nine Afghan Taliban prisoners. The move is seen as part of a new strategy by Pakistan as it eyes the looming drawdown of U.S. and Western troops in Afghanistan — and a small but potentially important breakthrough in the peace process.

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