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Alex Ferguson: A Legendary Manager For An Iconic Franchise

Alex Ferguson, who is stepping down after 27 years at the helm of Manchester United, is widely regarded as the most successful British soccer manager ever.
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Kurdish Militants Begin Historic Withdrawal From Turkey

In a landmark first step, thousands of militant Kurdish fighters of the PKK are pulling out of Turkey and into northern Iraq. There's cautious optimism about the process, which has failed before. Kurds say unless Turkey reforms its policy toward Kurds, the militants won't disarm completely.
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'Do Me A Solid,' Diplomat Rodman Says To North Korea's Kim

Dennis Rodman, America's unlikeliest link to Kim Jong Un, wants his friend to release Kenneth Bae. A 44-year-old U.S. citizen, Bae was this month sentenced to 15 years in a North Korean labor camp for unspecified "hostile acts."
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31 Suspects In 3 Nations Nabbed In $50 Million Diamond Heist

The brazen robbery at Brussels' main airport on Feb. 18 was one of the biggest diamond heists ever. Authorities say some of the stones turned up in Switzerland. Suspects have been taken into custody there and in both France and Belgium.
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Shibley Telhami: "The World Through Arab Eyes"

The Arab uprisings in the Middle East have profoundly altered politics in the region. Using a decade’s worth of original polling data, a political scientist explains the driving forces behind the Arab Spring and the future of Arab politics.

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Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

A debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran based on the true story of the author’s own birth in a prison in Tehran. The book follows the lives of several political prisoners and their children, who inherit their country’s tenuous future.

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Manchester United's Alex Ferguson Is Retiring

The soccer club's manager will retire later this month. Arguably the most famous coach in the world, he's been in charge as Man U has become one of the most valuable and successful sports franchises on the globe.
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Why Ben Franklin Is The World's Banker

A report from the Federal Reserve says the number of U.S. dollars in circulation keeps rising. Most of it goes overseas, in the form of $100 bills. People in countries like Russia and Argentina use $100 bills as a safe haven because they don't trust their national currency or their own banks.
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Europe Worries Young People Are Going Abroad To Seek Jihad

The investigation continues into whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, received training and inspiration to commit violent acts from extremists abroad. Belgium and other European countries are increasingly concerned about their young people going abroad to seek jihad — wherever that may lead.

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