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  • Obama Visits Iraq After Afghanistan, Kuwait Stops
    Barack Obama is in Iraq, where he'll meet with U.S. commanders and troops, as well as Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee met with President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan this weekend and then made a stop in Kuwait.
  • Candidates Split On Homeland Security Spending
    For John McCain, the best way to stop another domestic terrorist attack is to prevent al-Qaida from gaining a foothold in Iraq and Afghanistan. Barack Obama thinks money spent on Iraq would be better spent on domestic infrastructure to make the U.S. stronger if another attack comes.
  • Beijing Limits Traffic To Cut Smog Ahead Of Games
    To gear up for the summer Olympic Games in less than a month, Beijing has rolled out new pollution-control measures. They're designed to cut the amount of vehicle exhaust and industrial pollution.
  • Boarding Schools Generate China's Sport Stars
    Projecting athletic prowess has been a top priority for the Chinese government over the years. And it is some of the country's littlest citizens who must carry this responsibility. From the age of 4, select Chinese children are molded into the nation's elite athletes.
  • Seattle Retiree, 86, Accused Of WWII Nazi Ties
    The Justice Department is trying to revoke the U.S. citizenship of an 86-year-old Seattle restaurant host and retiree. Peter Egner was allegedly part of a Nazi police unit in German-occupied Serbia that murdered thousands of people during World War II.
  • Long-Lost Reels Of 1927's 'Metropolis' Recovered
    Paula Felix-Didier of the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, discovered more than 20 minutes of missing film footage from the classic science fiction silent movie Metropolis in her museum's archives. German filmmaker Fritz Lang directed the film, and three reels have been missing almost since its premiere in 1927.
  • Reviving Algeria's Once-Robust Cinema Industry
    European film aficionados are noting a resurgence in North Africa's film industry. But Algerian producers and critics say the war-battered and repressive country still has a long way to go to regain the form that produced such classics as The Battle of Algiers in the 1960s.
  • Swiss Firm Roche Bids $44 B For Calif.'s Genentech
    Deborah Amos has this morning's business news.
  • Federal Minimum Wage To Increase By 70 Cents
    The federal minimum wage will rise this week, from $5.85 to $6.55 an hour. But Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute says even with the latest boost, minimum wage workers won't make up the ground they have lost to inflation.
  • Discounts Help Bus Travel Thrive In Some Cities
    As traveling becomes more costly and difficult, intercity buses are providing an alternative. Bus companies are enjoying momentous growth as they remake the experience with discount express service and new amenities. But some experts say the new approach will not provide a viable alternative for most drivers.

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