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  • Shooting Adds To Afghans' Anti-American Feelings
    U.S. officials have not released the name of the U.S. soldier accused of killing some 16 Afghan civilians in southern Afghanistan over the weekend. The shootings come as anti-Americanism already is boiling over in Afghanistan after U.S. troops burned Qurans last month.
  • Killings A Blow To U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan
    The killings of some 16 civilians in Afghanistan on Sunday allegedly by a U.S. soldier are raising new questions about U.S. military strategy: whether the surge of American troops worked and whether the U.S. troops have won over the Afghan people or alienated them.
  • Beijing Bling: Wealth On Display In China's Congress
    Delegates to the National People's Congress have turned up carrying Chanel handbags and wearing Pucci suits. Photos of this display of wealth have gone viral, prompting outrage among Chinese. It's estimated the richest 70 Chinese legislators have more wealth than the entire U.S. Congress.
  • As Cholera Season Bears Down On Haiti, Vaccination Program Stalls
    There's enough vaccine to treat the 100,000 Haitians who have signed up for it. But a government mix-up and a local radio station's incendiary report put the project on hold just a few weeks before the earthquake-ravaged nation's rainy season begins.
  • Shootings In Kandahar Further Alienate Afghans
    Over the weekend in Kandahar, a U.S. soldier is accused of killing Afghan civilians during a shooting rampage. Ehsan Ullah, the principal of a girls school there, tells Renee Montagne that his school is shocked and saddened by the incident.
  • In South, GOP Voters Balance Faith, Defeating Obama
    At a forum Monday night in Birmingham, Ala., Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich vied for last-minute support ahead of Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Values, religion and the legitimacy of President Obama were on voters' minds.
  • Low-Profile SuperPAC Targets Powerful Incumbents
    Unlike its much-trumpeted presidential superPAC counterparts, the Campaign for Primary Accountability has no million-dollar donors — at least not yet. Its goal is to oust entrenched members of Congress in primary races, regardless of their party.
  • U.S. Pressures China To Ease Mineral Restrictions
    The Obama administration is taking China to the World Trade Organization Tuesday. The move is aimed at pressuring China to ease restrictions on rare earth minerals. The minerals are critical to high-tech production of electronic products and military technology — from iPads to smart bombs.
  • U.S. Treasury Raises $32 Billion In Bond Auction
    What is remarkable is that those who bought bonds will get a tiny rate of return. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about what the results mean, who's buying Treasuries and how the borrowed funds are being spent.
  • What's The Chance Of Getting A Lost Cellphone Back?
    The odds you'll ever see your lost cellphone again are 50-50, according to a study by security firm Symantec. That's the company behind the Norton antivirus software. Symantec purposely lost smartphones in public areas to see if the finders would return them to their owners.

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