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Global Scan

It's so cold that __________ (fill in the blank)

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It's cold. So cold, in fact, that all sorts of seemingly improbable things have become probable, and we share a few of them. Meanwhile, around the world, life goes on. In Turkey, police and politicians are locked in a power struggle. And in Syria, an al-Qaeda affiliate has shocked many with their quick rise to power. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

New round of attacks in Baghdad

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to the BBC's Hugh Sykes in Baghdad about a series of attacks in Iraq today; one of those attacks involved a suicide bomber who killed five U.S. soldiers on patrol in the Iraqi capital.

Global Politics

U.S. - Saudi Relations

As oil prices rise, Saudi Arabia looks like the only OPEC member with capacity to boost output quickly and significantly, but the United States hasn't been able to convince its ally to do so

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Annapolis, Maryland, where a team of anthropologists from the University of Maryland has uncovered a bundle of artifacts used by African slaves for religious rites. The discovery may shed new light on the life of slaves in America. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Mark Leone, head of the team that made the discovery.