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Spain's Borrowing Costs Continue To Rise

For months, Spain's borrowing costs have been hovering near levels that sent Greece, Ireland and Portugal into bailouts. Spain will have to cough up nearly $40 billion to pay interest on its debts this year alone. That's many times what's been cut from things like health and education, which has Spaniards so upset. But the only alternative to raising money on markets is simply to stop spending it. Last week, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy signaled he may simply give up, and try to rely on tax revenue alone.
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Is Al-Qaida Dropping Clues About Planned Attacks?

Al-Qaida has had a habit of putting out subtle hints about attacks it's planning. In the wake of the recent airline bombing plot that was foiled, officials are looking back to see if the group telegraphed its intentions.
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As Egyptians Prepare To Vote, Jimmy Carter Watches 'Complete Transformation'

The former president is in Egypt to observe its first free presidential election, which begins on Wednesday.
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Former Taliban Stronghold Faces The Post-U.S. Future

In 2010, the southern Afghan town of Marjah was a haven for the Taliban and drug traffickers. Today, after a massive effort by the U.S. Marines, the Taliban have fled and the area is relatively peaceful. But many are concerned about Marjah's future once American combat forces leave the area.
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Tracking The Junk Food The World Eats After Dark

Data from a mobile phone app shows that people all over the world eat less healthy foods later in the day and at night. Is it a lack of healthy options? A lack of willpower? Whatever the answer, it's not good for our health.
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Europe's Crisis Threatens To Kill Global Economic Recovery, Experts Warn

Unless leaders in Europe act quickly, the financial crisis there could drag down the global economy and kill what appears to be a "fragile, extremely uneven" recovery, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns.

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