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In Russia, Pro-Putin Youths Protest Mormons As 'Cult'

Russia's Young Guard has demonstrated outside Mormon meeting halls in Moscow. Members claim the Mormon church is a totalitarian cult that believes in multiple gods and has ties to the CIA and FBI.
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For Cyprus' North And South, A Reversal Of Fortunes

For decades, the Turkish-occupied north lagged far behind the independent nation to the south, with its strong ties to Greece. Now, it's the Turks in northern Cyprus who have the roaring economy, as Greek Cypriots await the terms of an EU bailout.
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Mexico's Drug War Is Changing Childhood

Mexico has a very high rate of school bullying. Many teachers, parents, and psychologists say it's connected to increased violence of the drug war. And it's not just that kids pick on each other more — the way they do it has changed, too, with children's games and bullying increasingly mimicking and glorifying organized crime.
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Brazil Claims Success In Protecting Amazon Rainforest

The pace of destruction of the Brazilian Amazon is at its lowest rate in more than two decades, says a new government report. According to data, 4,656 square kilometers of the rainforest were deforested in the 12 months through July 2012 — a 27 percent decrease from the previous year.
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Protestors In Egypt Denounce President's 'Power Grab'

Huge crowds thronged Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Tuesday voicing their opposition to what they see as a power grab by President Mohamed Morsi. Robert Siegel talks to Leila Fadel.

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