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Last Of The Navajo 'Code Talkers' Dies At 93

Chester Nez, one of 29 Navajo men who used their native language to secure U.S. military communications during World War II, died of kidney failure on Wednesday.
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Move Over, Kate Middleton, For Spain's 'Middle-Class Queen'

The granddaughter of a taxi driver, Letizia Ortiz is an ex-TV anchor and a divorcee, and will be the first commoner ever to grace the Spanish throne. She's also more popular than her in-laws.
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The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.
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A New Way To Unclog A Toilet (At Your Own Risk)

This is definitely not your dad's rubber plunger. This week's featured innovation, from South Korea, is a plastic film that sticks to the bowl and helps create clog-clearing positive pressure.
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After Tiananmen Square, New Lives On A New Continent

After the democracy protests were crushed in 1989, many thought China would turn inward. Instead, a million Chinese citizens moved to Africa. Howard French discusses his book China's Second Continent.
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Germany Opens Formal Inquiry Into Tapping Of Merkel's Phone

Germany's top federal prosecutor has opened an investigation that won't focus on wide spying activities attributed to the U.S. National Security Agency.
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25 Years After Tiananmen Protests, Chinese Media Keep It Quiet

On the anniversary of the massacre that broke up pro-democracy protests, China is quashing attempts to mention the fateful date, with heavy security and online monitoring.
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U.S. Policy In Syria Could No Longer Be Defended, Ex-Ambassador Says

Robert Ford served as the U.S. ambassador to Syria until late February. Ford says as the uprising became a civil war, he was frustrated by limited U.S. support for rebel forces.
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Taliban Release Video Of Handoff That Freed Bergdahl

The Pentagon says there's no reason to question the authenticity of a video the Taliban released Wednesday. The exchange went smoothly, including a handshake between U.S. and Taliban representatives.
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No Americans Are Left In French Open

For the latest on the French tennis tournament, David Greene talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about some lesser known players on both the men and women's side, who have had some big wins.

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