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Sanctions Bite, But Iran Shows No Signs Of Budging

A new round of talks on Iran's nuclear program is under way. But international sanctions haven't led to the type of concessions the West hoped for, and prospects for a breakthrough are limited.
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Pastagate: Quebec Agency Criticized For Targeting Foreign Words On Menus

A government agency in Quebec, Canada, has come under intense criticism after attempting to get pasta stricken from a restaurant's menu. The move had nothing to do with the food: Officials said Italian words such as pasta, calamari, and antipasto should be replaced with French words.
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Understanding International Tax Havens

The crisis in Cyprus sheds a light on how investors shelter their wealth. A panel joins Diane to explain how tax havens work and their effect on economies around the world.

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To Build An Empire, Hold The Anchovies

Civilization cannot live on anchovies alone. The ancient Norte Chico people of Peru were long thought to have built a complex society in South America while dining on a diet based on the tiny fish. But archaeologists now say they ate the food that fueled empires throughout the hemisphere — corn.
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'Pope Emeritus' Benedict XVI Will Wear White, But Trade In Red Shoes

Outgoing Benedict XVI will be referred to as "His Holiness" and carry the title of "pope emeritus," the Vatican says.
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Scientists Trace Origin Of Destructive Russia Meteor

The Chelyabinsk meteor was part of a group of Earth-crossing objects known as Apollo asteroids, scientists believe.
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'The Worm' Turns Up In North Korea: Dennis Rodman Is On Visit

The flamboyant former NBA star, now 51, has gone to the communist country for some basketball diplomacy and to take part in a film being made for HBO.
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Female Sherpa Makes Record Climbs

Few can say they've reached the summit of Mt. Everest. Even fewer can say they've done it twice. And only one woman can say she's done it twice in one month.

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