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Sex Scandal, Cuba' Absence Distract From Summit

President Obama is back in Washington after a weekend summit in Colombia. The gathering with leaders from throughout the western hemisphere produced some agreement on trade timelines and some disagreement on drug policy and Cuba. The summit was almost eclipsed before it began by a scandal involving prostitutes and Secret Service agents.
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Confessed Killer Of 77 Goes On Trial In Norway

The man who has confessed to carrying out Norway's worst peace-time atrocity went on trial Monday. Anders Behring Breivik is accused of carrying out a twin bombing and shooting rampage that killed 77 people and wounded dozens last July. He told the court: "I admit to the acts, but not criminal guilt."
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Egyptian Panel Bans 10 Presidential Candidates

The Egyptian elections were thrown an unexpected curve when 10 presidential candidates were disqualified from the ballot. They include hopefuls from the Muslim Brotherhood and the old guard.
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A Dispatch From The Titanic Memorial Cruise

One hundred years ago, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. At that very spot today is another luxury liner, there to mark the centennial of the disaster. Writer Lester Reingold is on board the memorial cruise, and he sends us this report.
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Failed Rocket Looms Over N. Korean Anniversary

North Korea celebrates the centenary of the birth of its founder, Kim Il Sung, on Sunday. But the celebrations have been overshadowed by the failure of the rocket launched on Friday that was supposed to highlight North Korea's technological achievements. NPR's Louisa Lim reports on what might lie ahead for the "Hermit Kingdom."
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British Attempt To Squash Online Bullying

Barely a day passes without a fresh example of abusive behavior in cyberspace. Cyber-bullying is an epidemic that's causing misery to a multitude of often vulnerable people. NPR's Philip Reeves says the problem is so bad in Britain that people there are fighting back.

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