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'Charlie Hebdo' Attack Punctuates Exisiting Political Tensions

Robert Siegel talks to Patrick Weil, professor and senior research fellow at the French National Research Center in the University of Paris 1, Pantheon-Sorbonne.
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Remembering The Victims Of The 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack

Robert Siegel and Melissa Block take a moment to remember the 12 victims of Wednesday's shooting in Paris.
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In Haiti, Time Running Out To Schedule Overdue Elections

Time is running out in Haiti for a political compromise before the Jan. 12 date when the majority of the country's legislators' terms will expire. Opposition senators are refusing to negotiate with the embattled president, and if an agreement is not hammered out, Michel Martelly will rule by decree.
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Pentagon's Money-Saver: U.S. Troops To Leave 15 European Sites

The Department of Defense says it will pull out of bases in the U.K., Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.
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When You Gotta Go: Manila Police Asked To Use Diapers During Pope's Visit

The city's "traffic enforcers" will be on duty for up to 24 hours at a stretch during the pontiff's visit, with no time to run to the toilet.
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From Threats Against Salman Rushdie To Attacks On 'Charlie Hebdo'

When Iran's leader called for the killing of the British writer in 1989, it shocked the West. Now, such threats from Islamic radicals are becoming common and actual attacks are becoming more frequent.
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'Charlie Hebdo' Will Print 1M Copies Of Its Next Issue

The satirical French magazine that was the target of a deadly attack typically prints 60,000 copies and sells about 30,000. Separately, news organizations and Google donated money to Charlie Hebdo.
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France Observes Moment Of Silence For 'Charlie Hebdo' Victims

Many in France marked the deadly assault yesterday on the offices of a satirical magazine by observing a minute of silence for the journalists and police killed by suspected Islamist extremists.
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Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

In India, where silk is plentiful, the luxe fabric turns out to be more efficient — and cheaper — than paper or plastic for testing a diabetic's glucose levels.
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The Latest On Paris Attack: Several Detained, But Manhunt Continues

Two brothers suspected in the attack that left 12 people dead are still on the loose. A third suspect turned himself in. Meanwhile, Paris is on edge over reports of another shooting.

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