This summer, a businessman in an Oregon college town commissioned a huge mural depicting a Tibetan monk setting himself on fire. Soon after the mural went up, the Chinese consulate in San Francisco sent a letter to the city's mayor insisting it be removed before it "tainted" U.S.-China relations.
The leaked photos came just before a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Last year, the Chinese tested a stealth plane while the previous defense secretary, Robert Gates, was visiting. The moves are seen as an attempt by the Chinese to show off their rapidly expanding military technology.
The union rank and file still must vote on whether to accept the contract hammered out between union leaders and city officials. And both sides will have some hard work ahead to repair the bad blood that erupted during the walkout.
Justice Department watchdogs released a long-awaited report Wednesday on the Fast and Furious program, a failed gun sting operation in which the government lost track of as many as 2,000 guns. Carrie Johnson talks to Audie Cornish.
Robert Siegel speaks with Andrew Kohut, President of the Pew research Center, about the results of its latest poll on the presidential race. The results show that President Obama leads challenger Mitt Romney among likely voters. His lead is currently larger than the previous three winning presidential candidates had at this point before their elections.
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