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Global Scan

Censorship? It's as bad as ever in Egypt

When the revolution deposed President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians thought they had gotten rid of censorship, too. But today's cartoon mocks the continuing censorship by the new military government. Also, why are Spaniards the most common cocaine users in Europe. And a Cold War-style confrontation is brewing between the US and China in the Pacific. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

More US troops for Afghanistan

The Pentagon today announced it would send 3,200 additional US troops to Afghanistan this spring, and that would boost US troops numbers to their highest levels since 2001

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the name of the Canadian Province where polar bear hunting is popular and lucrative. The answer is the Northwest Territories.

Global Politics

McCain foreign policy

The World's Matthew Bell reports on what Sen. John McCain's foreign policy would be like if he were elected president. McCain has been getting a lot of praise at the GOP Convention this week for being strong on national security.