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Venezuelans Tune In For Scoops On Chavez's Health

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been traveling to Cuba for cancer treatment, but few details are known about his condition. As questions arise about how this could affect his bid for a third term, a journalist is gaining a following by breaking news on the Chavez's health.
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Shortchanged By Cost, Canada Boots Penny

The Canadian penny is no more. At least, that's what was announced Thursday in the Canadian government's 2012 federal budget. Because of the rising cost of metals, it takes more than one-cent to mint a penny.
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Diplomats Gather, But Syrian Truce Remains Elusive

The opposition is keeping up the pressure on Syrian security forces with repeated attacks, and Syria President Bashar Assad has shown no signs of moving toward a cease-fire. Against this backdrop, the "Friends of Syria" are gathering in Turkey.
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Comparing U.S. And UN Policies On Syria

Robert Siegel talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications at the White House, about the latest U.S. policy thinking on Syria.
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One Of Britain's Most Tenacious Pugilists Returns To Parliament

George Galloway, who the Labour Party cut loose because of his opposition to the war In Iraq, has won a seat in the House of Commons.
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Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories

Apple announced efforts to improve working conditions in their Chinese factories. Guest host Tom Gjelten and a panel of experts look at overseas employee rights and U.S. consumers.

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Rome Drives Away Photogenic Gladiators

Performers in Rome who dress like the ancient combatants earn money by posing in photos with tourists. As of Friday, they've been driven away from the Colosseum. Roman officials say gladiators will no longer be able to peddle pictures outside their classic arena.

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