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Witnesses Deny Mubarak Gave Orders To Shoot

The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed in Cairo Wednesday. On orders from the judge, cameras and recording equipment will no longer be allowed in the courtroom. Witnesses for the prosecution have said Mubarak did not give orders to shoot protesters.
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Afghan Envoy: Taliban Leaders Still A Mystery

A negotiated solution to the war in Afghanistan would involve many parties, and Umar Daudzai would be a key figure. President Karzai has made Daudzai his ambassador and special envoy to Pakistan.
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Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq

First opened in the 1930s by New England Jesuits, Baghdad College became the Iraqi capital's premier high school. It also symbolizes an era when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education, says journalist Anthony Shadid.
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Facing Austerity Measures, Italian Workers Strike

Workers across Italy go on strike as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi scrambles to secure parliamentary backing for austerity measures vital to keep European Central Bank support.
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Eurozone Troubles Impact U.S. Economy

Investors are increasingly fearful that the Eurozone politicians are incapable of managing the continent's debt problems. The troubles in Europe coincide with a slowdown in the U.S. economy. The world's two largest economic regions are inextricably linked — and neither is moving in the right direction.
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Rain Pushes Back U.S. Open Matches

It's a soggy day nine of the U.S. Open. Michele Norris talks with tennis writer Doug Robson about the winners and losers so far, and who's left standing.
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After Nuclear Mishap, Japan Debates Energy Future

The Japanese public is demanding that the country move away from nuclear power and toward renewable sources of energy. But it's a tall task for a country with few resources.
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Taspinar Discusses Israeli-Turkish Relations

The fallout continues from last year's bloody confrontation between troops from the Israel Defense Forces and activists aboard a Turkish aid flotilla bound for the Gaza coast. Robert Siegel speaks with Omer Taspinar, a Turkish scholar who is at the National War College and the Brookings institution.

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