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Published Travel Books Move To Internet Only

In a digital age, the old-fashion travel guide book may seem outdated. But some say there are still reasons to rely on a book for travel recommendations. David Greene talks to Ina Fried, senior editor at at All-ThingsD.com, and Hanya Yanagihara, editor at large for Conde Nast Traveler.
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Is Caroline Kennedy Qualified To Be U.S. Ambassador To Japan?

President Obama is expected to name Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, ambassador to Japan. The job has been critical to U.S. trade and business interests with the world's third largest economy. But Kennedy has no prior experience in government or business.
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North Korea's Brinksmanship: Same As Before, More Dangerous Or Both?

The North's move to block South Korean workers from getting to a jointly run factory park is a familiar way for the communist state to show its displeasure. But it comes at a time when tensions are as high as they've been in years. And the North's new leader is inexperienced at this diplomatic game.
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Egypt Ratchets Up Case Against Satirist, Threatens To Close TV Station

Opponents of President Morsi say Bassem Youssef's questioning, along with arrest warrants issued against five anti-government activists, demonstrate a campaign by the president to intimidate his critics.
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No April Fool's Joke: Samoa Air Charges Passengers By Weight

The airline says it's a fairer system that saves some passengers money. The news comes just days after an economist in Norway argued that charging passengers by weight would benefit them in the long run.
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Once Championed By Putin, Medvedev Falls Precipitously Out Of Favor

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is under attack these days — and is receiving no support from his erstwhile political partner, President Vladimir Putin. Though loyal and cautious, Medvedev became a magnet for the opposition, who sought an alternative to Putin. Now, observers say, it's only a matter of time before Medvedev is ousted.
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Hisham Matar: A 'Return' To Libya In Search Of His Father

The writer's family was living in Egypt, in exile from Libya, when Matar's father, a prominent opponent of the Qaddafi regime, was kidnapped, taken back to Libya, and imprisoned. That was in March 1990, and it was the last time Matar saw his father. After the revolution in March 2012, Matar returned to look for his father or at least try to find out what became of him.

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