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Silent And Unsung, Ball Boys Keep Wimbledon Rolling

To make the cut, the tournament's ball boys and girls undergo months of rigorous training. They must remain stock-still during play, roll a perfect roll and bounce a perfect bounce. They must also have impeccable manners and complete command of the rules of the game.
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Egypt's First Civilian President Takes Oath Of Office

Before taking today's official oath, The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi appeared before thousands of supporters in Tahrir Square Friday to take a symbolic one.
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Europe Reaches Deal To Help Ease Debt Woes

European leaders pulled an all-nighter but appear to have agreed to a slate of measures designed to ease the debt crisis and restore confidence in the euro.
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A Portrait Of Chinese Corruption, In Rosy Pink

For decades, China's Communist Party has declared that corruption threatens its survival. But a state-run paper recently argued that corruption couldn't be stamped out, so it should be contained to acceptable levels.
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Will Reforms End Myanmar Monks' Spiritual Strike?

Since the country's Saffron Revolution in 2007, Myanmar monks have refused alms from senior military leaders, a huge blow in a country that is 90 percent Buddhist. Now, prospects for lifting the spiritual boycott may be improving because of reforms by President Thein Sein's nominally civilian government.

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