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Watermelon Babies Of China: Your Friday Moment Of Zen

What's not to love about photos of babies dressed in watermelons? Amid a record-setting summer heat wave, Chinese netizens embrace the art of the fruit baby.
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As Ramadan Winds Down, Tensions Ramp Up In Egypt

Muslims are feasting at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, usually a time of peace and fraternity. But in Egypt, tension is building after the failure of international mediation efforts between the interim government and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Prime Minister has said he's losing patience and they plan to disperse the ongoing sit-ins. Morsi's supporters are vowing to stay in the streets, building barricades and stocking up on supplies in preparation for whatever comes next.
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July Was Iraq's Deadliest Month In Five Years

Melissa Block talks to Tim Arango, Baghdad bureau chief for The New York Times, about increasing violence in Iraq.
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Mexican Court Frees Drug Lord Convicted In Killing DEA Agent

Rafael Caro Quintero, who was in prison for the 1985 kidnapping and murder of U.S. agent Enrique Camarena, was released because authorities said he was tried in the wrong court.
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Rome's New Mayor Wants The Monuments Pedestrian Friendly

Many cities hold arts festivals during the summer. Rome joined the party last Saturday as part of a larger effort to radically revamp traffic and make the area around the Coliseum and other monuments more welcoming for pedestrians.
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Glock Vs. Glock: Gun Tycoon Loses Alimony Battle

Gaston Glock, 84, has been ordered to pay alimony to his ex-wife, Helga, whom he divorced in 2011. The couple had been married for 49 years. The founder of the Austrian gun company "divorced Helga in order to marry a woman about 50 years his junior," Agence France-Presse reports.
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Uncomfortable In America, Young Immigrant Says Goodbye

Tiffanie Drayton's mother moved her family to the U-S for a better life. But it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Now back in her native Trinidad, Drayton tells host Michel Martin what inspired her to share her story in the Salon piece 'Goodbye to my American Dream.' Byline: Michel Martin
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Maj. Nidal Hasan: A Murderer or Martyr ?

The Barbershop guys talk about the trial of Major Nidal Hasan. He's on trial for a mass shooting at an Army base in 2009 and decided to represent himself. Some have wondered whether that is a wise move. The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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Is Obama Snubbing Russia?

Was President Obama's cancelled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin a silly snub or smart diplomatic strategy? The Barbershop guys offer a fresh cut on the week's news.
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"The Road To War" With Marvin Kalb

Veteran journalist and foreign policy scholar Marvin Kalb talks about how more recent decisions to go to war were made and what they say about the evolution of executive power in the United States.

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