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A Sign From Above? Needing New Roof, Monks Sell Rare Beer In U.S.

Westvleteren 12, a Belgian beer often called the best in the world, officially hits U.S. store shelves for the first time Wednesday. But fans of the beer may want to act quickly: The Trappist monks who brew it are only selling enough overseas to raise money to pay for a new roof and other renovations.

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Sitar Virtuoso Ravi Shankar Dies At 92

He was responsible for making Indian classical music popular in the West, collaborating with artists as diverse as The Beatles and Yehudi Menuhin.
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N. Korea Fires Long-Range Rocket

North Korea appears to have taken a step forward in its long-range missile program. The country has fired a long-range rocket in spite of warnings from the U.S. and the United Nations.
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North Korea Launches Long-Range Rocket

The launch, which defies warnings from both the U.N. and the U.S., comes just days before the presidential election in South Korea. There was no immediate word if Wednesday's launch was successful. A previous attempt in April failed.
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Obama Recognizes Rebels As 'Legitimate Representative' Of Syrian People

The announcement, which was made on ABC, grants new legitimacy to the rebel coalition and marks a new phase in U.S. efforts against the Assad regime. Britain, France, Turkey and several Gulf Arab nations have already recognized the coalition as effectively being a government in exile.
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New Draft Constitution Divides Egyptians

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery, a spokesperson for the Foreign Relations Committee of the Egypt's Freedom and Justice Party, which is the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm. They discuss Egypt's current political crisis.

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