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Remembering Kim Jong Il ... And His Parka

As the first anniversary of Kim's death approaches, North Korea's official news agency has produced a somber tribute to his favorite parka.
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Your Turn

New allegations over Mayor Gray's campaign donations, the "fiscal cliff" standoff, Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, the escalating situation in Egypt...let us know what's on your mind. It's Your Turn.

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Europeans Summon Israeli Diplomats On Settlement Plan

Israel's ambassadors to Britain, France, Denmark, Spain and Sweden were summoned to hear criticism of the plan. The criticism in the U.S. was more muted.
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In Damascus, Bracing For The Worst

There is a growing sense that the rebels will soon launch a major assault on the Syrian capital. Many extended families are already crammed into small apartments in areas that have been relatively safe so far.
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Rebels Hold The Cards In DR Congo

Congolese soldiers returned to Goma after a withdrawal by rebel troops. But rebels warn they will retake the city if the government fails to meet their demands. Host Michel Martin speaks with Reuters correspondent Jonny Hogg about the unrest.
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French Mayor Introduces Rules On Politeness

In the small town near Paris, anyone who fails to say hello or thank you to staff at the town hall will be asked to leave. A recent poll did find that 60 percent of French people list bad manners as their No. 1 cause of stress.

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