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Iran Seeks To Set Record Straight On Intranet 'Hoax,' Cites April 1

Iran isn't ready to cut off the Internet, its communications ministry says. Iranian officials are rebutting stories about the nation turning off access to the Internet — in part by suggesting that the original story, which came out April 1, was a hoax.
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Bahrani Activist On Hunger Strike For Eight Weeks

Robert Siegel speaks with Associated Press reporter Reem Khalifa about Bahraini human rights activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja. He's on a hunger strike until he can be freed from detention.
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Despite Deadline, No Letup In Syrian Fighting

The Syrian peace plan faced an important test on Tuesday: The Syrian army was supposed to pull out of cities. Instead, more attacks were reported and the plan appears increasingly at risk of failing.
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Rising Star In Chinese Communist Party Fired

Bo Xilai, once a rising star in the Chinese Communist Party, has been removed from his highest posts in the party. The news comes as Bo's wife is under investigation in connection with a murder case. Audie Cornish speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic, about the political rise and fall of Bo and the details of the case.
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Six-Point Syria Plan On The Brink Of Failure

The White House announced Tuesday that there are "no signs yet" that President Assad has pulled back troops and stopped attacks on civilians. Monday, the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said violence spilled across the border when Syrian forces fired shots into a refugee camp in Turkey.
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Marlins Suspend Guillen After Castro Comments

The Miami Marlins suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five games after he apparently told Time magazine that he loves Cuba's Fidel Castro and respects him for holding power for so long. At a news conference in Miami, Guillen apologized and said his remarks were misinterpreted by the reporter.
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Doctors Declare Norway's Confessed Killer Sane; Trial To Begin Monday

Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who confessed to killing 77 people last July, was not criminally insane when he bombed a government building and gunned unarmed people down at a youth conference, according to two psychiatrists appointed by a court in Norway.

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