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Growing Pressures Prompt Plunge In Iranian Currency

Faced with new economic sanctions from the U.S. and Europe, Iran's currency, the rial, seems to be in free fall. Several factors seem to be at work, and analysts say one of them could be government manipulation of the currency market.
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No, Hedge Funds Can't Foreclose On The Acropolis

There's no blueprint for a country to declare bankruptcy, so Greece's creditors are sort of making things up as they go along.
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At The Louvre, A Rare Showcase For American Art

The iconic Paris museum has just four American paintings in its huge permanent collection. But a temporary new exhibit is putting the spotlight on early American art, featuring Thomas Cole's dramatic landscape paintings from the early 19th century.
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Navy SEALs Rescue Kidnapping Victims In Somalia

More than two dozen commandoes from the Navy's SEAL Team 6 swept into an encampment in northern Somalia Tuesday, rescuing American Jessica Buchanan and her Danish colleague some three months after they were taken hostage. The two were in the country as aid workers. The SEALs killed nine of the captors and apprehended three others. NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman tells Robert Siegel the latest.
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Egypt Marks Anniversary Of Revolution

Egyptians commemorate the first anniversary of the uprising against the Hosni Mubarak regime. Demonstrators are in Cairo's Tahrir Square, even though opinion polls suggest the overwhelming majority of Egyptians are firmly against further protests.

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