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French President Tries Again For Tax On Rich

In a TV interview, Francois Hollande said companies that pay workers more than 1 million euros will see the tax on those salaries increase to 75 percent. The announcement comes as the Socialist leader battles plummeting approval ratings.
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Cyberattack Against Spam-Fighting Organization One Of The Largest Ever

A large cyber-attack on an anti-spam organization in Europe is slowing down the Internet. Spamhaus says it was hit by a massive distributed denial of service for more than a week.
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U.S. Flies B-2 Stealth Bombers Over South Korea Amid Escalating Tensions With The North

The United States flew two B-2 stealth bombers over South Korea on Thursday and dropped dummy munitions on an island range. The U.S. action was part of planned joint military exercises with South Korea — but it comes at a time of heightened tensions on the peninsula. Robert Siegel talks to Tom Bowman.
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Guatemala's First Female Attorney General Takes On Country's Biggest Criminals

The first female Attorney General of Guatemala is taking on some of the country's most powerful kingpins, past dictators and local crime bosses. She's lowered the Central American nation's high crime rate and brought justice for victims of the 36 year old civil war.
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What's Behind The 'Fairy Circles' That Dot West Africa?

Fly from Angola down to South Africa and you'll see thousands of circles of bare dirt covering the land. They're up to 30 feet across and ringed by tufts of grass. The origin of the shapes has long been a mystery, but researchers now say hordes of termites may be acting as engineers.
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North Korea's Perilous Posturing

Kojo examines the latest bellicose moves by North Korea, and finds out what they mean for security on the Korean peninsula and U.S. security.

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From The Stone Age To The Digital Age In One Big Leap

Deep in the Amazon, an isolated Brazilian tribe almost vanished when it first had contact with the modern world. Now the Surui tribe is working with Google to do things like report on illegal logging in the forest.

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