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Felicity Aston Skied Antarctica Solo In 59 Days

British adventurer Felicity Aston this week became the first woman to ski solo across Antarctica, from one coast to another. It took her 59 days to cover more than 1,000 miles, dragging her supplies behind her on sleds. She talked to Steve Inskeep from the Union Glacier base camp in Antarctica while waiting to go home.
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U.S. Raid Frees American, Dane Held In Somalia

U.S. military forces flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid and freed two Western hostages, an American and a Dane. President Obama had personally authorized the mission to retrieve the aid workers.
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Egyptians Look Back On 1 Year Since The Revolution

It was year ago Wednesday that Egyptians first rose against then President Hosni Mubarak in a tour de force that drove him from power. A lot has changed for Egyptians this past year. They elected their first free parliament in six decades. And Islamists, long banned by Mubarak, are now the country's main political force.
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Can Sanctions Alone Get Iran To Negotiate?

In an effort to bring Iran to the negotiating table over its nuclear program through economic pain, both the U.S. and the European Union have imposed sanctions that should make it harder for Iran to sell its oil. Supporters of the sanctions have devised complex statistical models to show how they can be effective without disrupting the global economy.

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