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Global Scan

Paris wants all of you lovers to stop putting locks on its bridges

Paris is the city of lovers, but maybe a little less today. Paris bridges have long been a spot people publicly declared their love — with a lock. But a new effort seeks to stop that trend. Meanwhile, an account from the New York Review of Books looks at the day in the 2000s when the NSA metadata gathering program nearly died. That and more in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's answer is Paris. It's the latest stop on Andy Pag's trip from Athens to London. Lisa Mullins speaks with Pag about the car he's using for the trip. It runs on vegetable oil.

Global Politics

Picasso treasure trove'

A retired electrician in southern France who worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist. The treasure trove of 271 pieces is said to be worth about $ 80 million. Anita Elash reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Paris terror alert

Police in Paris evacuated the Eiffel Tower last night after they received a bomb threat. France is on a higher than normal state of alert after it got information that a female suicide bomber was planning an attack. Anita Elash reports from Paris.

Arts, Culture & Media

Packaging You Can Eat

Have you ever eaten a cocktail? Held a mouthful of juice in your hand? A team of chefs, chemists, and designers has come up with a way for you to do just that. Ari Daniel Shapiro of our partner program NOVA reports.