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Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

Mongolia is now tapping huge natural resources. But they're in the Gobi region, where traditional nomadic herding is under assault and desertification is a major problem. Herders are worried the mines will siphon off already dwindling water supplies, while trucks and roads destroy pastureland.
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Next Goal For Egypt's Islamists Is The Presidency

The Muslim Brotherhood was the big winner in Egypt's parliamentary elections several months ago. Now the group has its sights on the presidency. Their candidate, Mohammed Morsi, is trailing in the polls, but will have the group's political machinery behind him in voting this week.
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New Rules Get Thorny Reception At U.K. Flower Show

The 99th Chelsea Flower Show opens in London on Tuesday. It's the horticultural event of the year, and its roots go even deeper than those 99 years — British horticultural shows have been part of the gardening calendar since the 1870s. Trendspotters at this year's show can expect lots of water-logged foliage after the wettest April in the U.K. record books, and a wary acceptance of a new judging system set to take effect after this year's show.
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Cash-Strapped Europe Slow To Commit In Afghanistan

The U.S. urged NATO allies and other nations during the Chicago summit to make a long-term commitment to Afghanistan once combat forces withdraw in 2014. But many of the European member nations are reeling from the grinding debt crisis, making it hard to justify development and training programs in Afghanistan.
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NATO Plans 'Irreversible Transition' In Afghanistan

President Obama held a press conference Monday afternoon as NATO wrapped up its Chicago summit. Audie Cornish talks to Scott Horsley for more.
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Controversial Head Of Nuclear Commission Resigns

Gregory Jaczko, the controversial head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is resigning his post. During his tenure he frequently clashed with fellow commissioners and was called a bully. But in announcing his resignation, he didn't mention the internal strife.

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