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  • Japan Tsunami Survivors Set Up Camp In Sendai
    Recovery efforts are underway in the regional capital of Sendai, where thousands of tsunami survivors are in makeshift camps.
  • High Radiation Levels Recorded At Japanese Plant
    The problems at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, are growing more ominous. There was a third explosion and a fire. High levels of radiation have been detected.
  • U.S. Power Plants Should Withstand Natural Disasters
    The Obama administration is not backing away from nuclear power. That's despite the danger facing Japan, as that country tries to cool several reactors following last week's earthquake. The White House is offering reassurance that U.S. plants are built to withstand natural disasters.
  • In Kabul, A 'Dressmaker' Sows Entrepreneurial Seeds
    Kamila Sidiqi braved Taliban restrictions and an oppressive environment to open a dressmaking shop in her home, eventually employing over 100 women. Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon wrote about Sidiqi's business and social venture in her book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana..
  • Algeria's Violent Past Helps Keep Lid On Dissent
    The North African country of Algeria has watched as popular revolutions have erupted in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. Algeria has the same problems as its neighbors: massive youth unemployment, poverty, corruption and a long entrenched political regime.
  • Libyan Rebel Envoy Meets With Clinton In Paris
    The Libyan rebels who are trying to drive Moammar Gadhafi from power had the ear of the United States Monday night. Mahmoud Jabril, a special envoy from the opposition, sat down in Paris with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The rebel positions appear more vulnerable by the day, as Gadhafi's forces push farther into territory held by the opposition in the east of Libya.
  • Ramy Essam: The Singer Of The Egyptian Revolution
    He put anti-Mubarak protesters' chants to music and became a sensation in Tahrir Square and on YouTube. But when soldiers were clearing out the square and jailing dissidents, he was just one of the crowd.
  • Investors Bail Out Of Japanese Stocks
    As fears of a nuclear disaster mount, investors are bailing out of Japanese stocks. The Nikkei stock average plummeted 11 percent Tuesday. That follows a six percent drop Monday.
  • Auto Supply Chain Feels Japan Quake Reverberations
    Japan's domestic auto industry has ground to a halt following last week's massive earthquake and tsunami. All the major auto makers there have scaled back production, and rolling blackouts could keep factories shutdowns. Shortages of parts produced in Japan could have an impact throughout the global auto industry.
  • True 4G Phones Will Have Faster Data Speeds
    If you're in the market for a mobile device or a new contract, you'll find yourself bombarded by acronyms like LTE and HSPA. They're all part of the move to 4G. Rich Jaroslovsky, a technology columnist for Bloomberg News, talks to Renee Montagne about 4G.

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