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Global Scan

Forget the apple. Saudi Arabia is offering its best teachers a Bimmer

Saudi Arabia has a plan to reward its best teachers with thousands of dollars and luxury cars. Student rewards come next. Elsewhere, a Russian monastery hopes to solve the country's mozzarella shortage. And a three-year-old movie gives you a an accurate sense of what it is like fighting the Ebola outbreak. All that and more in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Italy's army enters the marijuana business

Italy recently allowed the chronically sick to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes. But the country's supply has been severely constrained. Now the army is stepping in. Meanwhile, in Canada, the elk supply is anything but constrained and that's a problem. And President Barack Obama may have to ally with Syria's Bashar al-Assad.

Global Scan

Is this the space vehicle that will be NASA's alternative to Russia's 'taxi service' to orbit?

As US-Russia relations deteriorate, NASA is picking up the pace on finding a way to get to the International Space Station without relying on Russian rockets. Three private companies could get the nod from NASA this week. Meanwhile, ISIS is emerging as a more dangerous global threat, with evidence that it is researching weapons of mass destruction and possibly targeting the pope. We have those stories and more in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

CIA agents guilty of Italy kidnap

An Italian judge has convicted 23 Americans ? all but one of them CIA agents ? and two Italian secret agents for the 2003 kidnap of a Muslim cleric. Marco Werman talks with John Radsan, who served as the CIA's assistant general counsel from 2002 to 2004

Conflict & Justice

Lust-in-heart case in Italy

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on a case in Italy where a judge upheld a Church ruling annulling a marriage because the woman had THOUGHT about having an affair. She did not actually HAVE one. The ruling means the woman is also denied alimony.