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Italy Edges Out Election Pollsters

Pollsters still do surveys for private clients, but are banned from publishing any results. Some websites have found coded ways to report survey results. A gambling site reports polls disguised as fake horse racing results, with horses named after political parties.
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Museum-Goers Strip Down To View Nude Exhibit

An exhibit in a Vienna Museum titled "Nude Men" from 1800 to the present drew a group of 60 men who stripped down to view it. In a special after-hours tour, they viewed the exhibition in nothing but socks and shoes. The tour guide was dressed.
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'Prisoner X' Raises Questions About Israel's Secrecy

Mossad agent Ben Zygier faced secret charges three years ago, was imprisoned under a false name and until last week, his suicide while in prison was a closely-held secret. Some Israelis say the case shows that the bounds of military censorship have gotten too tight.
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Iran's Presidential Election Could Interfere With Nuclear Talks

As another round of nuclear talks approaches, Iran is again blowing hot and cold on the prospects for progress. After officials signaled a willingness to talk directly with U.S. negotiators, Iran's supreme leader quashed that idea.
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Oscar Pistorius Faces Another Court Hearing

Renee Montagne gets an update from freelance radio reporter Jean-Jacques Cornish on the pre-trial hearings for South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius. He is charged with murdering his supermodel girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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Controversial Cleric Stirs Protests Upon Return To Pakistan

Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri returned to his home country late last year, after spending eight years in Canada. The cleric has ignited a disgruntled electorate by taking on Pakistan's government, saying it has failed to curb militancy or fix the economy. His critics call him a demagogue who's more interested in the limelight.

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