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Chen Fears Supporters Will Pay For His Escape

In China, uncertainty still surrounds the fate of the activist Chen Guangcheng, who remains in a hospital receiving treatment after his dramatic escape from house arrest to the U.S. embassy. Chen says he's had positive indications that he will be able to apply for a passport to study in the U.S. At the same time, he remains under guard, and many of his supporters are being punished for their part in his escape.
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Clinton Hopes To Soon Welcome Chinese Activist Chen To The U.S.

The secretary of state isn't putting a timetable on when he will be allowed to leave China, but says progress is being made on the high-profile case.
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Al-Qaida Airline Plot Wasn't A Public Threat

The White House and FBI have confirmed al-Qaida attempted to target a plane bound for the United States. All indications are the plan was conceived by al-Qaida's arm in Yemen. But officials say the plot was foiled before it was any threat to the public.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Refuses To Step Down

Opposition politicians in Pakistan are calling for the prime minister to step down. The country's Supreme Court convicted him of contempt for refusing to re-open a corruption case against the president.
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Germany Stays The Course On Austerity Measures

The elections in France and Greece signaled a resounding popular rejection of the tough austerity measures being pushed by Germany, Europe's largest economy. But Berlin doesn't appear to be changing course.

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