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Disguising Secret Messages, In A Game Of Spy Vs Spy

Last May, German investigators found secret files embedded in a pornographic video on memory cards being carried by a suspected al Qaeda operative. Peter Wayner describes the history and technology of the technique for hiding information, known as steganography.
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Art In A Neon Cage: Welcome To The Havana Biennial

Every other year, Cuba's artists get a chance to show their wares to the world. The historic hulk of Havana's La Cabana fortress makes for an art gallery like no other — and provides a home for one of the most important art events in Latin America.
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Egyptians Captivated By Televised Presidential Debate

In Egypt's first presidential debate, only the top two candidates participated. Voters go to the polls later this month to choose among a field of 13 candidates. The winner is expected to be decided in a runoff next month.
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Rabbani: Afghans Are Tired Of War, They Want Peace

Reporting from Afghanistan, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to Salahuddin Rabbani. President Hamid Karzai recently appointed him chairman of the High Peace Council, which is tasked with negotiating with the Taliban. Rabbani replaced his father who was assassinated last year by a suspected Taliban member.
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Trying To Avoid Bailout, Spain Takes On Ailing Banks

With public coffers near empty, Spain is poised to inject public money into its banking sector and overhaul the industry. Spanish banks were hit worst when the housing bubble burst, and sour real estate loans threaten to derail the whole economy.
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Dark Days In Greece Brightened By Olympic Flame

In Greece on Thursday, the Olympic flame for the London games was lit in the southern town of Olympia. It's the only event planned by the national athletics federation, which recently announced that it's virtually bankrupt. It's a long fall from 2004, when Greece was the world's darling for holding a spectacular Summer Games.

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