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  • Egypt's Military Clashes With Coptic Christians
    Coptic Christians in Egypt clashed with soldiers and anti-riot police during a protest in Cairo against the attack on a church in southern Egypt. It was the worst violence since the 18-day uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February.
  • Assassination Galvanizes Syria's Kurdish Minority
    The anger inside Syria at the assassination of the country's leading Kurdish politician is reverberating along the country's border with Turkey. More than 7,500 Syrians are already sheltering in camps in southeast Turkey. Activists say the regime feared Mashaal Tammo because he fought for all Syrians, not just Kurds.
  • In China's Red-Hot Art Market, Fraud Abounds
    Chinese art auctions often produce multimillion-dollar sales. But are the objects real? Fake paintings, rigged bids and endemic corruption are all part of the process.
  • Turkish Museum Puts Hercules Back Together Again
    Two halves of an ancient Greek statue have been reunited and are on display in a Turkish museum. The top half spent the last two decades in the Boston Fine Arts Museum. Turkish officials said it was illegally removed from an archaeological site in southwestern Turkey and they spent years trying to get it back.
  • Brewers Savor Post-Season Play After 29 Year Absence
    The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 9-6 Sunday, as the two teams opened baseball's National League Championship Series in Milwaukee. It's been 29 years since the Brewers have been this far in the playoffs, and the team's success has brought some much needed unity to the divided state of Wisconsin.
  • Pharmacies Inject Convenience Into Flu Shot Market
    The majority of Americans still get their flu shot at the doctor's office, but an increasing number head to the pharmacy. Some pharmacies even offer the shots 24 hours a day. Nationwide, the number of pharmacists trained to deliver vaccines has nearly quadrupled since 2007.
  • Mental First Aid: How To Help In An Emotional Crisis
    While many Americans are trained in first aid and CPR, few are prepared to help others experiencing a mental health crisis. But new courses in mental health first aid are starting to change that. By the end of the year, educators say some 50,000 people will have taken a mental health first aid class.
  • France, Germany Pledge To Stabilize Eurozone
    The Eurozone's most powerful nations had been at odds over who should take the lead in shoring up European banks, and how to respond to Greece's on-going debt crisis. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to work together on a "comprehensive package" to stabilize the euro.
  • A Single Hire Is A Big Deal To A Small Business
    When business was booming, Rusty George hired like crazy. Then, he had to lay off half his staff. Now the marketing executive is much more cautious about hiring, calculating the cost to add an employee down to how much more coffee he'll need to buy.
  • Rent-A-Grandma Helps Older Women Find Work
    A new employment agency is recruiting women of a certain age for a job many working families desperately need to fill: someone to care for their children. Rent-A-Grandma was profiled in this month's Entrepreneur Magazine. The company's founder was working as a tutor in Los Angeles when he first started hearing complaints from parents about the quality of their child care.

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