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23 European Countries Sign On To Fiscal Pact

After meeting Friday in Brussels until the early morning hours, most European leaders agreed to a plan to move ahead with more budget discipline. Are world financial markets likely to see the talks as a failure or as progress?
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5 Years Later: Calderon's War On Cartels

Sunday marks the fifth anniversary of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's declaration of all-out war against drug traffickers in his country. In 2006, he vowed to use all the powers of the state to take down the drug lords. The narco-war has left a stunning toll — more than 40,000 people dead.
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White House Issues Plan To Fight Terrorism At Home

The White House released a plan Thursday that is meant to beef up the fight against homegrown terrorism in this country. The strategy depends on recruiting local partners who are better positioned to identify people who might be violent extremists in their communities. The plan is innovative. But it depends on training a roster of federal and local partners to recognize the signs of violent extremism — and it is precisely that training that has some experts concerned.
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At Climate Talks, Frustration And Interruptions

Frustrated by what some see as U.S. foot-dragging on climate policy, an American college student interrupted U.S. envoy Todd Stern Thursday during his remarks at the climate conference in South Africa. Later, Stern emphasized that the U.S. has been working hard to advance global climate policy into the 21st century.
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Apple, Publishing Houses Face Antitrust Probe

Lynn Neary speaks with Sarah Weinman, the news editor for Publishers Marketplace, about the antitrust probe of Apple and six publishing houses over the prices of e-books. It is being investigated by the Department of Justice and the European Commission.

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