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Women's Rights In The Age Of The Arab Spring

Popular movements during the Arab Spring paved the way for democratic elections in Egypt and Tunisia. In Egypt, Islamists are assuming powerful roles. Many women's rights activists fear that a shift toward democratically-elected Islamist rulers will limit personal and political freedom for women.
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Yemen: More Killing; Reporters Look Back At Uprising, Ahead To Uncertainty

Al-Qaida fighers killed dozens of soldiers today. Meanwhile, freelance journalists who have covered the turmoil in Yemen say they want to stay to see how the story turns out.
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Monday Political Grab Bag: Obama Warns That War Talk Helps Iran

In Monday's March 5, 2012 political grab bag, President Obama warned U.S. and Israeli politicians that bellicose talk towards Iran only helped that rogue nation by increasing oil prices. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum appeared tied in Ohio heading into Super Tuesday. Rush Limbaugh's "apology" did little to stem still the outrage over his "slut" remark.
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Saint's Heart Stolen From Dublin Cathedral

In Ireland, someone broke into Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. They cut an iron cage and stole the church's most precious relic. It's the preserved heart of St. Laurence O'Toole, Dublin's archbishop from 1162 to 1180. The dean of the cathedral says he's devastated.
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Few Freelancers Sole Witnesses To Yemen's Uprising

Throughout Yemen's uprising, few Western journalists were able to get into the country2011. Those who did had to remain under the radar. In their absence, a young team of freelancers became the world's witnesses to mass protests and brutal crackdowns.
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Putin Gives Victory Speech, Charges Of Flawed Voting

In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Sunday's presidential election. He'll return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years. Exit polling showed Putin winning nearly 60 percent of the vote, but independent observers claimed that the election was riddled with violations.
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China Downgrades Economic Growth Target

Against the political pageantry of the National People's Congress, China's Premier delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address. The headline figure: a growth target of 7.5 percent. It's the first time that's dipped below 8 percent since 2004.

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