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In An Angry Mood, Greek Voters Prepare For Poll

Debt-burdened Greeks go to the polls Sunday in the most crucial vote in decades. After two years of cutbacks and recession, voters are angry and frightened about the future. There's also a desire to punish the country's two leading parties in a vote that is widely seen as a referendum on austerity.
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Political Rift Widens Between Egyptian Islamists

Egypt's presidential voting starts May 23, and two of the leading candidates are Islamists. One is a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the other was recently kicked out of the group.
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A Need For Speed: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory

When it comes to sprinting, Jamaica reigns supreme. And what, exactly, makes Jamaicans so fast? Some say it's in the food; others point to genetics. But let's start with the obvious: In Jamaica, kids really like to run.
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U.S. Supports Chinese Activist's Bid To Study Abroad

News of a possible way out of the diplomatic impasse over Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has again overshadowed other events in Beijing. The Chinese Foreign ministry says Chen might be allowed to leave China to study abroad. Meanwhile about 200 U.S. officials from the State Department and the U.S. Treasury are in China to discuss other matters vital to the U.S.-China relationship.

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