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Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

Everyone from the Vikings to 18th century British sailors swore that a pint of spruce beer kept away scurvy. While that may not have really worked, you, too, can capture the essence of your Christmas tree in a glass.
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After Outsourcing Boom, An 'Insourcing' Comeback?

Following years of moving jobs overseas, some companies are deciding there are benefits to manufacturing products here at home. Guest host Celeste Headlee discusses the latest jobs numbers and the new trend called "insourcing." Headlee talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Sudeep Reddy and journalist Charles Fishman.
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In War-Torn Northern Syria, Children 'Only Paint In Red'

Fighting has raged in Syria since March 2011. The U.N. estimates that more than 60,000 people have died. The effect on children is heart-breaking. Some can't draw pictures of people without showing blood coming out of them.
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Mexican Bakers Go Big To Celebrate 3 Kings Day

Rosca de Reyes is a sweet bread with a Baby Jesus figurine baked inside. The version for Sunday will weigh 10 tons, and the cake's border will stretch nearly a mile. Tradition says the person who gets the slice with the plastic Jesus hosts a party.
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Nollywood's Female Pioneer Aims For Global Audience

In the huge Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood, producer and writer Emem Isong is a standout. She's one of the few powerful women who can get a movie made. She is trying to forge ties with filmmakers around the world to make Nigerian films part of the global cinema industry.
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2 Million Displaced Syrians Are Living 'Rough'

Syrian rebels control large sections of the country but President Assad has kept his grip on the capital Damascus. Those displaced by the uprising that began nearly two years ago have fled to rebel-held areas.
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Old Greek Blasphemy Laws Stir Up Modern Drama

The laws date to the 1850s, but have rarely been invoked. However, two recent cases have put the law in the spotlight, and critics say the measure is being abused.

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