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Video Clip Previewing London 2012 Opening Ceremony Is Released

The footage shows kids in pj's bouncing on giant beds, and an array of dancers in lavish costumes. The most mystifying - and gripping - image is a mass of helmeted cyclists wearing giant silvery-blue flapping wings, pedaling around in two huge circles.
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The Olympics Meet A Mall, And Make A Nightmare

On the edge of Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City Mall is the gateway to the London Games. As many as 70 percent of 10 million visitors are expected to pass through the mall. But what if you just need to get somewhere — and you have to walk through the mall?
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South Africa Chasing 'Zero Deaths, Zero Stigma'

As the 19th International AIDS Conference continues in Washington D.C., Tell Me More looks at the epidemic in Africa. More than 5 million people are living with AIDS in South Africa — more than in any other country. But Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, health minister of South Africa, says things may be changing for the better. He's in town for the conference, and he speaks with host Michel Martin about how changing attitudes towards testing and medicine are easing the country's staggering epidemic.
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Finding Africa's Solutions To HIV/AIDS

Billions of dollars have been invested by the international community to fight HIV and AIDS in Africa. But the leader of the African Medical and Research Fund says the continent needs to start finding "African solutions to African problems." Host Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Teguest Guerma, the first woman to lead the organization, about what Africa needs to stabilize its HIV pandemic.
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China Charges Bo Xilai's Wife In British Man's Killing

China has charged Gu Kailai, the wife of disgraced party official Bo Xilai, with the murder of a British businessman — the latest sensational twist in China's biggest political scandal in decades.
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Guilt First, Trial Later: Murder Charge For Chinese Politician's Wife

Gu Kailai, wife of once prominent politician Bo Xilai, is accused of murdering a British businessman. Chinese media have not waited for the trial to declare her guilty.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Syrian warplanes bombed Aleppo as rebel forces fought for several neighborhoods in the commercial capital. Violence in more than a dozen Iraqi cities killed 100 people. European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi vowed to defend the euro. North Korean officials confirmed for the first time that dictator Kim Jong Eun is married. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson of NPR, Warren Strobel of Reuters and Elise Labott of CNN join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Olympic Glitch Riles North Korean Players Before Soccer Match [VIDEO]

As the North Korean players were introduced, the jumbo screen flashed the players' pictures — next to a South Korean flag.

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