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Militant Territory Cleared In Yemen, For Now

The Yemeni government backed by U.S. advisers say they are pushing out al-Qaida and allied groups in southern Yemen. In one town, the streets are deserted and the buildings are riddled with bullets. In another, residents who sympathize with the militants say they are simply awaiting their return.
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Greek Leftist Leader Up For 'Worst Job' In Europe

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza party, was an obscure politician whose squabbling leftist coalition was best known for encouraging sit-ins and anti-austerity demonstrations. But after coming in second place in the May Greek elections, pollsters say his party could win Sunday's revote.
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Egyptian Protestor: Candidates Don't Represent Me

For more on the Egyptian Presidential runoff, Melissa Block speaks with Egyptian human rights activist, Dalia Ziada. She participated in the Tahrir Square protests that helped lead to governmental reforms and she unsuccessfully ran for parliament.
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Egypt Shake Up A 'Coup With A Legal Framework'

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate and Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister will square off over the weekend in a runoff election for president. Unlike the first round in May, many Egyptians are thinking about staying away from the polls because neither candidate is well liked.
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The Euro Crisis Has A Beat (And You Can Cry To It)

Who says disco is dead? Or that it can't be used to explain complicated news events, like the debt crisis that threatens to disassemble Europe as we know it. A number of eurzone-themed songs are making their way up the monetary charts.
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50 Years After A Cold War Drama, A Silver Star

Francis Gary Powers became an iconic Cold War figure when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960. Yet when he returned home, a shadow hung over him. On Friday, the Pentagon honored him posthumously.

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