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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.

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Global Hit Fairuz

Many listeners wrote in after last week's conversation with singer Angelique Kidjo about music on her iPod. One song stood out for listeners as a memory from their past, but it had a different title. The World's Marco Werman tries to crack the case.

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Urban beekeeping

It's been rough going for honeybees in recent years. A phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder has been killing them off en masse.Yet bee colonies are thriving in unexpected places like French cities. Genevieve Oger has more from Paris

Sarkozy popularity dips

Sarkozy's poll numbers are down, and Sarkozy's glamorous lifestyle has alienated some voters, while an economic slowdown has others worried about the future