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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Midwest Detour On U.S. Visit

In her 17 day trip to the U.S., Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stopped in places you'd expect like Washington, D.C., and New York City. But on Tuesday she's set to speak in Fort Wayne, Ind. The city is home to one of the largest Burmese-American communities in the country.
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Simulated War Between U.S.-Iran Has Grisly End

Robert Siegel talks to Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the U.S.-Iran war game exercise he organized. It simulated escalating conflict between the two countries. Participants found that miscalculations on both sides led to threats of war.
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Lawsuit Claims Pork Producers Council Scammed $60 Million From Farmers

The Humane Society is accusing the Pork Producers Council of financing its lobbying efforts through a questionable sale of the slogan,"The Other White Meat." The lawsuit shines a spotlight on the odd and controversial world of agriculture "checkoff" programs.
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Todd Akin Bets He Still Has A Chance

The Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri will never stop being asked questions about "legitimate rape." Still, the state is conservative enough to have kept him close with six weeks to go. And now he's been joined on the campaign trail by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Can Bad Campaigners Make Good Presidents?

Some pundits say the stumbling GOP presidential campaign should be seen as a bellwether for a possible Romney White House.
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Obscenities Fly In Emails Between Reporter, Top Aide To Sec. Clinton

In a back-and-forth about CNN's decision to report details from slain Ambassador Chris Stevens' journal, State spokesman Philippe Reines and reporter Michael Hastings let loose with some blue words.

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