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'Friends' Will Be There For You At Beijing's Central Perk

A Chinese man in Beijing has set up a cafe identical to the New York hangout on the hit TV show. For owner Du Xin, Friends is "like a religion" — and he's not the only one. He's opened a second Central Perk in Shanghai, capitalizing on the Chinese fondness for the six friends and their laid-back, freewheeling lives.
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How The Sweet Potato Crossed The Pacific Way Before The Europeans Did

The genes of the root vegetable have a juicy story to tell of trans-oceanic adventure. A DNA analysis of sweet potatoes adds evidence to the theory that ancient Polynesians visited South America long before the Europeans arrived.
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Did Syrian President 'Rejoice' In Obama's Speech?

As President Obama starts his second term, Tell Me More is looking at unfinished business from his first four years in office. The United Nations estimates that 60,000 people have already died in the ongoing Syria conflict. Host Michel Martin discusses the president's foreign policy challenges in that country with Abderrahim Foukara of Al Jazeera International.
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Wife's Phone Call Interupts Soccer News Conference

A Scottish sports reporter recorded a soccer team press conference using his phone. Nice idea, but inevitably the reporter's phone rang. The soccer team manager picked it up. It was the reporter's wife calling.
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Secretary Clinton On Benghazi Attack: 'I Take Responsibility'

The partisan feuding in Washington has eased over the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. But as the secretary of state testifies, Libya and other countries in the region remain unsettled.
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Fla. Tomato Growers Think Trade Deal With Mexico Is Rotten

Half of all tomatoes eaten in the U.S come from Mexico. For 16 years, Mexican growers have agreed not to sell tomatoes below what's called a reference price. That was supposed to protect Florida growers from cheap Mexican tomatoes. But it's not just the price: Mexican growers say their tomatoes taste better.
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Is Eurozone's Debt Crisis Over?

The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland. This annual meeting is where the world's rich and powerful talk about global economic issues. Topping the agenda is Europe's debt troubles. Renee Montagne talks to Zanny Minton Beddoes of The Economist about the eurozone crisis, which some European leaders in recent days have declared "over."
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Netanyahu Must Turn Fractured Results Into A Government

Voters appear to have re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to another term. But his right-wing alliance suffered serious losses. Center and left parties defied the polls and won half the seats in parliament.

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