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Report Examines Effort To Secure Loose Nukes

President Obama and other world leaders are meeting in South Korea to discuss the problem of insecure nuclear material. Matthew Bunn, co-author of a new report on loose nukes and an associate professor at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, offers his insight.
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A Change at the World Bank

Last week, President Obama nominated a physician-turned-College President to run the World Bank. This sets up an unprecedented competition among three very different candidates, all hoping to run the World Bank...

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Prospects for Change in Cuba

The Pope’s visit to Cuba highlights its struggles for economic, social and political change. Diane and the panelists discuss life in Cuba today and implications for the U.S. and Latin America.

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GOP Seizes On Obama Open-Mic Comment To Russian Leader

Republicans sought to capitalize on President Obama's candid moment, caught on an open mic, with Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, by accusing the president of having all sorts of secret plans he intends to roll out after the election.
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Cherry Blossoms As Botanical Diplomacy

Spring has sprung and thousands of tourists are flocking to the nation's capital for the annual Cherry Blossom festival. But there is a rich story behind the famous tree that connects the United States to Japan. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with Adrian Higgins about his feature article "Hidden Zen" in this week's Washington Post Magazine.
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Monday Political Grab Bag: Supreme Court Takes Health Care Law's Pulse...

Supreme Court arguments began on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act... Obama told his Russian counterpart that he would have "more flexibility" on missile defense after his re-election... Santorum's decisive win Saturday in Louisiana's GOP primary did little to reset the race.
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Should Big Ben Be Renamed Big Beth?

Britain's Big Ben is technically the giant bell inside St. Stephen's Tower at Parliament. Some members of Parliament want it renamed the Elizabeth tower, in honor of the queen. Jokingly, some suggested the name: Big Beth.

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