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Honest Bus Driver Returns Missing Euros

The Austrian press reports after his shift in Vienna, the driver was inspecting his bus and found a bag of cash. Stacks of euros worth $500,000. He gave the money to police, and they tracked down the owner, a 77-year-old woman.
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A Truce On Drugs?

Moves by Colorado and Washington to decriminalize marijuana possession raise lots of questions. We consider American's use and abuse of illegal substances and how it effects the country at home and abroad.

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In Farmers Market, A Free Market Rises In Cuba

Farmers in the communist nation were once banned from freely selling their crops. As the country struggles to feed itself, the government has begun to accept a greater role for the profit motive. Now each night, in a muddy vacant lot on the edge of Havana, a market appears after sundown.
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Egyptian Protesters Display Newfound Unity

The power grab by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the drafting of the country's constitution have caused the mostly secular opposition to come together for the first time since the revolution drove President Hosni Mubarak from power.
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Fighting In Syrian Capital Remains Intense

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held an emergency meeting with her Russian counterpart in Dublin Thursday to try to reach new consensus on how to end the Syrian conflict. A prominent human rights group has put the death toll in Syria at 42,000 people killed in the nearly two years of fighting there — which began with a series of political protests, and turned into an armed rebellion.
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World Bank Issues Alarming Climate Report

Countries attending U.N. climate talks were not able to come up with any major agreements on reducing carbon emissions and slowing global warming. This comes after the World Bank issued a report predicting global temperatures could rise by 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century — possibly sooner if current promises to curb emission are not kept. Renee Montagne talks about this with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
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Starbucks Agrees To Pay British Corporate Taxes

After resisting for some time, Starbucks has agreed to pay corporate taxes in Britain. It was revealed earlier that the coffee company has paid no such taxes in the past three years.
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U.S., Russia Try To Find Common Ground On Syria

The Americans and the Russians have been at odds over Syria since the fighting began 20 months ago. But there's a sense of urgency now as the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad looks increasingly unstable.
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Young Protesters Turn To Militant Tactics In Bahrain

Bahrain's strongest Islamist group, Al Wefaq, has consistently called for peaceful protests. But now it faces pressure from younger militants throwing Molotovs and advancing more radical demands. Al Wefaq will hold a rally on Friday, the first time it has defied the national protest ban.

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