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Save The Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe's snails — and France's famed mollusk appetizer.
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Two Words Complicate Push For Middle East Peace: 'Jewish State'

Writer Ari Shavit and political scientist Shibley Telhami discuss the request to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. The matter has become a sticking point in the peace process with Palestinians.
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Three Years From Meltdown, Japanese Nuclear Plant Still Struggles

In the time since the meltdown at Fukushima's nuclear plant, there have been other mishaps. A recent tour of the reactor reveals that the facility's dogged by both technical problems and labor issues.
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On Italian Newsstands, Pope Francis Gets His Own Fanzine

Imagine: a papal People magazine. It's not far-fetched. A new magazine, My Pope, is covering the weekly activities of Pope Francis — and it's put out by a publisher known for celebrity gossip rags.
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Norway Takes The Lead In Electric Cars (With Generous Subsidies)

Next month Norway is expected to become the first country where 1 percent of the cars are electric. Most Norwegians are supportive, but it's taken large financial incentives to reach this level.
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Libyan Premier Dismissed Over Oil Port Standoff With Rebels

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan lost a vote of confidence triggered in part by the showdown over a North Korean-flagged tanker that purchased oil from separatists forces.
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Reporter For Swedish Radio Shot Dead In Afghanistan

The attack on Nils Horner, who had dual British and Swedish citizenship, is reportedly the first in years in which a Western journalist appeared to have been specifically targeted.
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'Ringing' Phones Do Not Mean Malaysian Passengers Are OK

Some friends and family of the 239 people who have been missing since Saturday have called their loved ones' cellphones and heard rings. Sadly, that doesn't mean the phones and their owners are safe.
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Why Is Locating A Lost Airliner So Hard?

Renee Montagne talks with aviation reporter Stephen Trimble about airplane technology and black boxes.
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Crimean Parliament Passes 'Declaration Of Independence'

Tensions continue to build in advance of a regional referendum on Sunday. Crimeans will be asked whether they wish to split from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation.

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