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Feingold: Rare Piece Of Good News Comes Out Of Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, leaders of the once-powerful rebel group M23 announced they are giving up their insurgency. Renee Montagne talks to the U.S. Special Envoy to Congo Russ Feingold about the hopeful signs that peace may come to the eastern part of the country after decades of war.

On His 100th Birthday, Camus' Algerian Ties Still Controversial

A hundred years after his birth, French writer and Nobel laureate Albert Camus is perhaps best-known around the world for novels like The Stranger and The Plague and his philosophy of absurdism. But it's his politics and views about Algeria's brutal fight for independence that continue to make waves in France.

Al-Qaida Group Says It Killed French Journalists In Mali

An online statement attributed to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb says the pair from Radio France Internationale were killed in response to French troops operating in Mali.

Brazilian Soccer Convention Canceled Amid Funding Foibles

The major soccer convention that was to be staged in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the World Cup draw has been cancelled. Due to happen next week, organizers said it won't go ahead because of ongoing civil unrest. Brazil's government says it has to do with funding.

Kerry Tries To Get Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Back On Track

Secretary of State John Kerry spends Wednesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders just after the peace negotiations he set in motion hit their lowest point yet. The announcement of more Israeli settlements led the Palestinian team to nearly quit over the weekend, while settlers applauded the move. Kerry plans to speak very little while here, keeping in line with his mum's-the-word approach even as speculation of a backdoor U.S. plan rages in Israeli media.

Another Election?! Relax, This One's To Name A Baby Panda

The Smithsonian's National Zoo has proposed five possible names for the female cub born this summer. Voting is already underway.
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Limited Driver's Licenses For Undocumented Residents In Md. And D.C.

Maryland and D.C. are joining a handful of other states in approving limited driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. We explore the issues involved.


The Vatican Reaches Out, A Cricket Match At A Time

The Vatican is vowing to defeat the Church of England — not in the pews but on the cricket pitch. The Vatican has launched a cricket club, which draws from seminarians and priests of different nationalities who live and study in Rome. It's hoped the club will forge ties with teams of other faiths.

Tests 'Moderately Support' Case That Arafat Was Poisoned

Swiss scientists have been studying samples taken from the former Palestinian leader's remains. He died in 2004 at the age of 75.

World Headlines: Israel's Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted Of Fraud

In other stories, Anonymous protesters toss fireworks at Buckingham Palace in London, and Japan's leader proposes getting rid of subsidies to the country's long-protected rice farmers.