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Putin's Latest Feat Of Derring-Do? Bagging A Really Big Fish

The Russian president has had himself photographed in a variety of macho images. The photographs have been criticized, but have done little to dim his popularity.
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Pope Francis Discusses Gay Catholics: 'Who Am I To Judge?'

In an unusually candid news conference, the pope said gay people should be integrated into society instead of being ostracized. His view of gays is being seen as diverging from his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. He also divulged what he keeps in his black bag.
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Mounting Tensions Between The U.S. And Russia

Tensions between the U.S. and Russia mount over NSA leaker Edward Snowden, the Kremlin’s new anti-gay laws and Syria. A panel joins Diane to discuss the chilly turn in U.S.-Russian relations.

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BMW's Electric Compact May Come With An Optional SUV Backup

BMW, which unveiled its all-electric i3 compact sedan on Monday, will reportedly give customers the option of booking a gas-powered SUV for a few weeks each year. The move is part of efforts to ease customers' concerns about relying on an electric vehicle year-round.
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Group Faults Apple For Labor Violations At China Supplier

New York-based China Labor Watch says violations at three factories in China run by Taiwan-based Pegatron Group "are even worse than those at Foxconn factories." Apple said it will investigate.
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Italian Investigators Search For Cause Of Deadly Tour Bus Crash

At least 38 people died after bus crashed through a guardrail and fell nearly 100 feet to the rough terrain below, Italian news agencies say.
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Barrage Of Car Bombings Kills Dozens In Iraq

More than a dozen car bombs exploded in Iraq early Monday, reportedly killing at least 50 people in Baghdad and other areas. At least 10 explosions were reported in the Iraqi capital during the morning rush hour.
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Mali Holds First Vote Following Unrest

Linda Wertheimer talks with Rukmini Callimachi, West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press, about Sunday's elections in Mali, the first democratic vote there since French troops pushed Islamist militants out of the north of that country.
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At Least 36 Killed In Italy Tour Bus Crash

After crashing through several cars a tour bus in Italy plunged off of a into a ravine and killed at least 36 people, according to police and rescuers.
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'Batman' Style: How We Can See With Sound, Too

Echolocation: Birds do it, bats do it, and now even educated people do it. A team of researchers has devised an algorithm that could give the rest of us a way to discover our surroundings without using our eyes.

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