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China Lifts Newly-Imposed Internet Restrictions

In China, the media is heavily controlled by the government. That reality was clear on Saturday when new restrictions banning commenting were imposed on two twitter-style websites. The government lifted the restrictions Tuesday, but the government certainly made a point about who's in charge.
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Turmoil Erupts In West African Nation Of Mali

Within two short weeks, a relatively stable West African democracy has gone from preparing for presidential elections to being taken over by a mutinous military. Add to the mix a rebellion in the north, where separatists have captured the fabled city of Timbuktu.
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Putin Tries To Influence Former Soviet States

David Greene talks to journalist and author Lawrence Sheets about his experiences in the former Soviet Union. They also discuss how the anti-Putin sentiment in Moscow is affecting relations with neighboring states. Vladimir Putin just won election in Russia and is returning to the presidency.

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