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Science, Tech & Environment

How a century-old rule is keeping the American legal profession from innovating like its foreign colleagues

If you want to get legal advice in Canada, you can swing by Wal-Mart. And in the UK, legal advice is handed out in grocery stores. But a rule implemented more than 100 years ago in the US keeps legal advice largely out of reach for most Americans and keeps innovations from changing the stodgy legal field.

Global Scan

Scientists come a step closer to making Star Trek's tractor beam a reality

Science fiction has long envisioned "tractor" beams that could grab and move physical objects using a laser or other stream of energy. Now scientists have created one, at least on a small scale. And we have some advice if you use heat in the winter. Most Brits, and many of us, apparently don't know how to use our thermostats. Also, Chinese officials go on a worldwide corruption hunt, in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

A personal fight against war

Anchor Marco Werman talks to a Rwandan-American woman who is about to graduate from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She is now committed to conflict resolution in Rwanda and the Great Lakes region in Africa.

Global Politics

Clinton urges China on North Korea

After talks in China, Secretary Clinton urged countries in the region to contain the situation created by North Korea. China is the only country with any real leverage over North Korea. Marco Werman talks with The World's Mary Kay Magistad in Beijing.

Global Politics

Forgotten veterans

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Major Fred Salanti, executive director of the Missing in America Project about his work, giving war veterans' unclaimed cremated remains a proper burial.