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Spanish Moms Raise School Funds With Pinup Calendar

When the village of Montserrat cut its school bus service to save money, some local moms hatched a plan to create an erotic calendar. The scantily clad women have earned enough in sales to rehire the school bus for the next three months.
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Japan's Economic Plan May Be Bad News For Everyone Else

New measures designed to flood the country's economy with money are raising concerns of a "currency war." As Japan devalues the yen, will other nations have to follow suit?
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Even Syrian Activists Fall In Love On Facebook

The activists spend a lot of time online. Mostly they follow the twists and turns of Syria's uprising. But they also fall in love this way.
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Clashes In Egypt Intensify Following Death Sentences

An Egyptian court has sentenced 21 defendants to death over a deadly soccer riot last year, adding fuel to the violent protests that continued to flare across the country on Saturday.
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Spain's Strapped Towns Look To Churches For Cash

Alcalá de Henares is re-evaluating the status of hundreds of church holdings that have been exempt from paying property tax for hundreds of years.
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Friday News Roundup - International

World leaders condemn North Korea's nuclear test. The U.S. and European Union pursue a new trade pact. And Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Honoring 'Our Will To Live': The Lost Music Of The Holocaust

For two decades, Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro has searched for and resurrected works of music written in World War II concentration, labor and POW camps. He wants to fill the hole the Holocaust left in Europe's musical history and document the triumph of creativity over brutality.

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