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Pakistani Girl Activist Wounded In Taliban Attack

In Pakistan, a 15-year-old girl is in the hospital with a bullet wound in her head. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting. Malala Yousefzai has spent several years criticizing violent Islamist militants who do not want girls to have an education.
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Nobel In Chemistry Is Shared By Two Americans

Americans Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two researchers Wednesday "for studies of G-protein-coupled receptors."
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House Panel To Examine Consulate Attack In Libya

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee want to hear why the State Department repeatedly denied requests for tighter security for U.S. diplomats in Libya before the deadly September 11th attack on the consulate in Benghazi. The State Department has been tight lipped on the issue.
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Greeks Protest German Chancellor's Athens Visit

Tens of thousands of angry Greeks protested eurozone-imposed austerity measures as German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived for her first visit to Greece since the debt crisis erupted three years ago. Merkel struck a conciliatory tone but Greeks carried banners reading: Merkel out, Greece is not your colony.
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Where Do Romney, Obama Stand On Foreign Policy?

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been trying to show a contrast to President Obama on policies involving Libya, and other countries in the region. Steve Inskeep talks about the candidates' policies with Daniel Larison of The American Conservative and Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution.
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German Catholics' Path To Heaven Comes With Taxes

German Catholics are facing a stark choice: pay a church tax or forget about receiving the sacraments, including baptisms, weddings and funerals. Germany taxes registered Catholics, Protestants and Jews. In 2011, the tax raised $6.5 billion for the Catholic church alone. Progressives and liberals are up in arms over the German bishops' decree.

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