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VIDEO: In Bhutan, Land That Measures Happiness, A Royal Wedding

In a simple ceremony, King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck married "commoner bride" Jetsun Pema.
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Runner Confesses To Bus Ride During Race

Rob Sloan finished third in a marathon outside New Castle, England. Spectators saw him running through bushes and jumping on a public bus.
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Wall Street Protests Make News Around The World

Even the state-run media in Syria is mentioning the Occupy Wall Street protests. Syria, facing its own protests, is highlighting American dissatisfaction. Now the U.S. embassy in Syria has responded on its Facebook page. The message acknowledges "unhappiness" about the U.S. economy.
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Will New Free Trade Agreements Downsize U.S. Jobs?

Congress approved free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama Wednesday night. They represent the biggest trade pacts since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Obama has promised to sign them into law. Supporters say the pacts will open new markets to U.S. companies, but others say they will hurt industries already weakened by imports.
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Libyan Civilians Trapped In The Battle For Sirte

The Libyan National Transitional Council says its fighters now control most of the Gadhafi stronghold of Sirte. The battle for the city has been bloody, with civilians caught in the middle and accusations of brutality on both sides.
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Foiled Iranian Death Plot Reads Like A Spy Novel

U.S. authorities have charged two Iranians in a plot to kill a Saudi envoy. Steve Inskeep talks to David Ignatius, a best-selling novelist and foreign policy columnist for The Washington Post, and to Karim Sadjadpour, an expert on Iran and the Middle East with the Carnegie Endowment, about the plot which astonished a lot of people.
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Italy's Parliament To Vote On Berlusconi's Future

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is fighting for the survival of his center-right government as he goes before parliament for a vote of confidence Friday. He faces growing discontent within his own party over his personal lifestyle and judicial woes. The test comes as Italy is increasingly engulfed in the eurozone debt crisis.

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