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U.N.: It Takes Time To Achieve Results In Syria

The head of United Nations peacekeeping, Herve Ladsous, was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and talked to Michele Kelemen about how many unnamed observers are in Syria and what they are able to do. Ladsous has said that the ongoing violence is appalling. Some in Washington have been calling for stronger measures, including humanitarian corridors or safe zones. But that seems unlikely since it would take a substantial military intervention, not just a few unarmed U.N. observers.
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Thank The Patron Saint Of Bakers For This Cake Today

Pictures of Saint Honore or (Saint Honoratus) from church iconography reinforce his baker background. He's holding his wooden peel, often with a few delicious-looking loaves of crusty French bread nearby.
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Activist Bob Fu Helped Chen Call Congress

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng called into a U.S. congressional hearing to describe violent attacks on his family and "trumped up" homicide charges against his nephew. He was able to call in to the hearing through the help of his friend, fellow activist Bob Fu.
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Colin Powell: "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership"

Retired four star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reflects on life lessons and the controversies he faced in the months before the U.S. war in Iraq.

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Civilians Flee, Soldiers Dig In On Sudanese Frontier

Sudan and South Sudan are still threatening one another along their borders. The U.N. is warning both Sudans that they could face sanctions if they can't reverse their escalating feud.

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