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For Those Itching To Etch, Great Wall Now Has A Graffiti Zone

Many tourists can't seem to resist leaving their marks on China's famous wall. Authorities are hoping to contain the damage by creating a place where it's OK to do so.
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Putin Says Those Aren't Russian Forces In Crimea

Contradicting reports from the ground, the Russian leader insists that the armed men are "local self-defense forces." He also says Russia has no plans to annex Crimea.
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Syria Falls Behind Destroying Its Chemical Weapons

Linda Wertheimer gets a progress report on Syria's disposal of chemical weapons from Amy Smithson, an expert at the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies.
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Russia Maintains Grip On Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula

As Russia strengthens its military control over Crimea, what options and obligations do the U.S. and its NATO allies have to protect Ukraine? David Greene talks to retired Adm. James Stavridis.
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Russian Troops Near Ukraine Ordered Back To Their Bases

Vladimir Putin orders tens of thousands of troops in military exercises near Ukraine to pull back. Thousands of Russian servicemen control border crossings and block military bases inside Crimea.
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Russian Troops Pullback From Ukraine Border, Remain In Crimea

David Greene gets the latest on Russia's military moves in Ukraine from Steven Lee Myers of The New York Times. Russia portrays the Kiev government as rabid nationalists threatening ethnic Russians.
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Europe Tells U.S. To Lay Off Brie And Get Its Own Cheese Names

The EU wants the U.S. to prohibit food makers from using names with historical ties to Europe. That means cheeses like Parmesan and Brie sold in the U.S. may have to find new names.
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In The New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy And Palm Oil Rule

People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.
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China Arrests 3 Suspects In Saturday's Deadly Knife Attack

All eight people responsible for the attack are now accounted for, the state-run Xinhua news agency says, citing a police report.
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Western Diplomats Visit Kiev, Bringing Few Answers With Them

Western leaders are showing support for Ukraine with high-profile visits to Kiev. British Foreign Secretary William Hague is there Monday, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be there Tuesday.

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