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"The Square:" Behind The Headlines Of The Egyptian Revolution (Rebroadcast)

A new documentary takes viewers inside the Egyptian revolution, from the heady protests in Tahrir Square to the subsequent political upheaval.

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Piracy On High Seas At Lowest Level In 6 Years, Report Says

The International Maritime Bureau says there has been a 40 percent drop in piracy worldwide since 2011, and that much of the drop was due to fewer attacks off the Somali coast.
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New Nordic Food Gods Loosen Up On Strictly Local Cuisine

The New Nordic chefs have helped make the flavors of Scandinavia — from reindeer to foraged fungi — among the most revered in the food world. But lately they've started talking about evolving their cooking beyond local ingredients.
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Danish Tourist Reportedly Gang-Raped, Robbed In New Delhi

The attack in the heart of the city is the latest bringing global focus to sexual violence in India. Police say the 51-year-old woman had asked for directions from a group of men, who lured her to a secluded place and then robbed, beat and sexually assaulted her at knife-point.
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NSA Reportedly Can Monitor 100,000 Computers Worldwide

Circuit boards and USB cards were implanted surreptitiously in the computers when they were shipped overseas from the manufacturers, The New York Times reports. The program, called Quantum, allows intelligence agencies to alter data and insert malware.
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With Bonfires And Dancing, Indians Ring In Hindu New Year

The colorful Indian festival of Lohri marks the end of winter and the start of winter harvest. It celebrates what is considered to be the winter solstice, even if it's actually a couple weeks late.
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U.S. Called On To Do More For Syrian Refugees

While diplomats prepare for next week's Syria peace conference, refugee officials warn there may not be a political settlement that allows all the millions of displaced Syrians to return to their homeland. The U.N. High Commission for Refugees wants the world community to take in some 30,000 Syrians. Renee Montagne discusses U.S. refugee policy with Sharon Waxman, vice president of the New York-based International Rescue Committee.
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Syrian Civil War Overwhelms Aid Groups

Secretary of State John Kerry is attending a donors conference in Kuwait to try to raise money for the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Millions of people have been forced from their homes and the U.N. has struggled to gain access to many parts of the country.
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French Media Report President Hollande Is Having An Affair

France's first lady is in the hospital — in shock — over reports that the president is having an affair with a much younger actress. At a news conference on Tuesday, Francois Hollande insisted his liaisons are his business. Still the White House might be wondering who will be beside Hollande as first lady when he comes to the U.S. next month.
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Russia Aims To Implement The Tightest Security In Olympic History

Russian officials say high-tech surveillance and the deployment of tens of thousands of troops are part of the most extensive Olympic security measures ever. The region surrounding host city Sochi is home to Europe's deadliest insurgency, and Islamist militants have proven their ability to strike.

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