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E.U. Votes To Have A Single Regulator For Its Banks

European officials have taken a big step toward the banking union many analysts believe is necessary to vanquish the debt crisis. The E.U. approved a deal that brings most of the continent's banks under a single regulator. The plan for a single bank supervisor must still be approved by the European parliament.
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Divisions Over Draft Constitution Continue In Egypt

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei of the National Salvation Front, a main opposition group, about why he's urging Egyptians to vote no in the country's upcoming constitutional referendum. ElBaradei is also a Nobel Peace Laureate and former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Chronology: The Benghazi Attack And The Fallout

A look at the events surrounding the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, and the controversy that followed. An independent panel has found that "systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels" in the State Department led to inadequate security.
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A New Tale By Hans Christian Andersen

Scholars in Denmark believe they have found a new tale by Hans Christian Andersen. It's a short story, called "The Tallow Candle."
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Botched Fresco Restorer Sells Original Work

Remember Cecilia Gimenez? She's the 80-year-old Spanish woman who gained fame for her restoration of a 19th century fresco of Jesus. The botched restoration became quite a sensation. She's selling an original painting on eBay.
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Many Cups Of Tea: The Business Of Sipping In Western Sahara

Drinking sweet green mint tea — lots of it — is an essential transaction while doing business in Western Sahara. But green tea consumption is a relatively recent tradition in North Africa.
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Options For Intervention In Mali's Growing Crisis

A military coup brought down Mali's prime minister in March, allowing radical Islamists from Mali and surrounding areas to take hold of an area the size of Texas. As al-Qaida-linked militants take over the northern part of the country, many wonder what the U.S. and other can do to intervene.

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