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Queen Elizabeth 'Humbled' By Diamond Jubilee

The four day celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne drew to a close in London on Tuesday. There was a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral. Prince Phillip was ailing so the Queen's throne was moved to the same row as her family so she wouldn't have to sit alone. Then there was lunch at Westminster for 700 people including some commoners. Finally, a carriage ride to Buckingham Palace where the Queen appeared once again on the famous balcony.
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The Storied History Of A Tunisian Tuna Pastry Called Bric

The Tunisian bric is just one of many stuffed pastries eaten daily across the former Ottoman Empire. For centuries, every new civilization, empire, religion, trade route and movement of people added its own twist and claimed a version as their own.
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Ties Strengthening Between Vietnam And The U.S.

The strong relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam may seem surprising, given the context of the Vietnam war. But The Atlantic's Robert Kaplan says it's key to balancing China's rise. To many in Vietnam, the threat China poses trumps the wounds of what they remember as the American War.
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A Plan To Reform Immigration Policy, DIY-Style

Immigration remains an intense political debate and a point of contention between Mexico and the U.S. Jorge Castaneda, Mexico's former foreign minister, and Douglas S. Massey, founder and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, argue that now is the time to solve it "peacefully and quietly."
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The Uniqueness Of The 2012 Election

All U.S. presidential elections are distinctive. But the 2012 contest between President Obama and Mitt Romney will highlight historic firsts dealing with religion, wealth, a changing electorate and the global economy's potential to sway domestic politics.
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Fete Fit For A Queen: Diamond Jubilee Draws To A Close

Four days of celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 60th year on the throne have ended. The queen said she was humbled by the event.
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Get Out Of The Way Or Get Whacked: Scene From A Motorcade In Vietnam

When Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the reporters traveling with him were driven from Hanoi's airport into the city, the police officers escorting the motorcade were tough on the city's scooter riders.
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Syria Bars 17 Western Diplomats, Including U.S. Ambassador

Diplomats on the list are from the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany and Canada. They're all countries that have been condemning the Assad regime's deadly crackdown on dissent.

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