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Eurozone, Greece The Focus At G-20 Summit

The G-20 economic conference opened Monday in Los Cabos, Mexico. Much of the focus is on the economic woes in the Eurozone, but President Obama took time to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was the first time the two men had met since Putin returned to that job and comes at a tense time between the two nations. Scott Horsley talks to Robert Siegel.
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Greece Still Divided On Austerity After New Elections

The European debt crisis provided the backdrop to the weekend's election in Greece where a conservative, party won the most votes. The New Democracy party is working to form a coalition government and says Greece must meet its bailout commitments. But party leader Antonis Samaras also said he would work to alleviate the hardships Greeks have suffered under austerity measures.
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Another Detour On Egypt's Path To Democracy

Even before votes were counted in Egypt's first competitive presidential election, military leaders effectively seized control of the country. The ruling military council granted itself broad powers over the government, including budget control, immunity from oversight and the power to declare war.
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Personal Stories Behind Europe's Fiscal Instability

Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus recently spent three weeks in southern Europe. In his column, he writes that he found personal stories behind what, to many Americans, can sound like a "bloodless, mind-numbing discussion of currency zones, bank recapitalization and interest rates."
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After 30 Years In Syria, Outspoken Priest Is Expelled

When anti-government demonstrations began last year, the Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio supported the young Syrians calling for democracy. During his three decades in Syria, the Italian Jesuit priest helped restore an ancient monastery outside of Damascus and promoted Christian-Muslim dialogue.
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Desert Plant's Potent Chemical Cocktail Makes Mice Go 'Ptooey'

In the latest example of plants harnessing animals to help them procreate: Spiny mice eat the sweet mignonette's fruit but a chemical cocktail the plant mixes up makes them spit out the seeds intact.
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In Egypt, Generals Will Be In Control 'Until October, At Least'

The generals who have effectively been running things since Hosni Mubarak's regime was toppled in early 2011 will be "around and in charge" for months, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports.
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Market Rally Fades As Investors Turn Attention From Greece To Spain

Financial markets heaved sighs of relief about Sunday's vote in Greece and then got back to worrying about Europe's financial crisis.

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