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Syrian Rebels Work To Restore Order To Border Town

Rebels trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad are making slow but steady gains in securing an incrementally larger safe zone in the north. They've captured a third major border crossing between Syria and Turkey. The rebels are trying to restore services to a recently liberated town.
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Spain's Budget Cuts Likely To Provoke Protests

Europe has offered Spain up to $125 billion to recapitalize its banks. Shoring up its banks is one step Spain is taking to prevent economic collapse. The other step is to slash more than $50 billion from its budget to get spending down within legal limits set by the E.U.
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They Won't Tell You Their Names, But They'll Help You Hide Your Money

A trip into the world of "asset protection" — a fancy way to say "hiding money."
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Tunisians Battle Over The Meaning Of Free Expression

Hard-line Muslims have lashed out in several instances when they believe their religion has been insulted. Secular Tunisians have pushed back, staging demonstrations themselves. In some instances, violence has erupted.
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Cheese-Smuggling Ring Is Brought Down In Canada

A "large scale Canada-U.S. cheese smuggling operation" has been brought down, after an international investigation tracked criminals who were skirting import duties and Canada's higher cheese prices. The smugglers reportedly transported more than $200,000 worth of cheese.
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Netanyahu Renews Calls For 'Clear Red Line' On Iran

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday. Netanyahu called for clear red lines on Iran. Abbas accused Israel of carrying out terrorist attacks by destroying settlements in the West Bank.
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Spain To Slash Another $50 Billion From 2013 Budget

Spain is slashing another $50 billion from its budget — scrapping early retirement programs, hiking taxes and sparking public outrage in the streets. Madrid is struggling to avoid a second, larger European Union bailout, beyond what it's already getting for its banks. But markets have plummeted, dragged down by investors' doubts about whether Spain can go it alone.

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