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Hollande Talks Austerity With Merkel On First Day

Robert Siegel talks to Sylvie Kauffman, editorial director of the French daily Le Monde and Josef Joffe, editor of the German weekly, Die Zeit and senior fellow at Stanford University. They discuss Tuesday's meeting between Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel.
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Spain's 'Indignados' Mark One Year Of Protest

Tens of thousands of protesters took to Spain's streets to mark the one year anniversary of the indignados, or "angry ones" — a protest movement that inspired Occupy Wall Street and other grassroots movements. Since the Spanish youngsters first occupied a central Madrid square last year, much has changed in Spain. The Socialist government was trounced in elections late last year, and now ruling conservatives have implemented harsh austerity measures. Youth unemployment is over 50 percent. And the indignados have returned, saying they have even more to complain about.
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Murdoch Protege Charged With 'Perversion Of Justice'

Ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four others have been charged with alleged perversion of justice in the phone hacking scandal that has shaken the Rupert Murdoch media empire.
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The Price Of A Swift Pigeon: Try $328,000

Growing Chinese wealth has driven up prices dramatically in a wide range of markets — including the market for racing pigeons. Chinese love the sport, and the wealthy have pushed up prices for the fastest birds to exorbitant levels.
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The Joys, The Challenges Of Adopting From Ethiopia

The desire to adopt has taken some would-be parents around the world. Now, the East African nation of Ethiopia is second only to China when it comes to international adoptions to the U.S. Host Michel Martin speaks with three parents about understanding Ethiopian adoption.

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