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Swimmer Vies To Bring Olympic Joy Home To Greece

Open-water swimmer Spyros Gianniotis is one of Greece's best hopes for a medal in London. He's on a team of Greek Olympians whose training budget was slashed by austerity measures and the economic crisis. But Gianniotis says the tough times have increased his drive to win.
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Spring Bird Watching With Kenn Kaufman

Every spring, millions of small birds pass through our region on a migratory path from Central and South America to summer homes as far away as Alaska.

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Slain Syrian Filmmaker Traded Study For 'Revolution'

Bassel Shehadeh was a young Syrian who gave up his studies at Syracuse University to return home to chronicle the fighting in his homeland. He was a budding filmmaker who lost his life when Syrian forces bombarded Homs.
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11 Nations Expel Syrian Diplomats After Massacre

Syrian diplomats have been expelled from several nations on Tuesday including Canada, Europe and Australia. It's a coordinated reaction to the massacre in the Syrian district of Houla last Friday.
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India's Parliament Blamed For Slow Economic Growth

India's gridlocked political system is being blamed for a slow down in the country's previously rapid economic growth. The reform process that started the boom has come to a grinding halt in parliament — and many business leaders say the political uncertainty is discouraging further investment.

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