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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.

US deserters in Canada

Reporter Derek Stoffel has the story of American war deserters in Canada, where some 150 US soldiers have moved north of the border to avoid serving in Iraq

Global Politics

Global views of America

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to a young Washington Post reporter who traveled around the globe for a year to find out how the world views the United States; Amar Bakshi says the people he spoke to expressed a wide range of emotions

The Bin Ladens

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Coll, author of "The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century;� the book is a profile of the family that produced the al Qaeda leader.

Conflict & Justice

Banned Saudi novel

A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."

Global Politics

Obama in Germany

Senator Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today on the first stop on the European leg of Obama's foreign tour aimed at bolstering the presidential candidate's foreign policy credentials;