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Gaza becomes increasingly religious

People in Gaza have been living under an Israeli-led blockade since 2007 when Hamas seized control of the strip. Observers say that's led people in Gaza to become increasingly despairing and increasingly religious. Reporter Linda Gradstein has the story.

Lifestyle & Belief

Dubai launches subway system

Dubai opened the Arab Peninsula's first metro system today. It's to become the world's longest driverless train system. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Alexander Smith, professor of Architecture and Interior Design at American University in Dubai.

Conflict & Justice

Mexico revamps court system

In Mexico, the criminal court system is transforming to make court proceedings open to the public. But Mexico's current rash of drug-related violence makes implementing the new system a daunting task. Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Ciudad Juarez.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Hudson River?first explored by Henry Hudson 400 years ago. Anchor Marco Werman gets a historical sketch of the exploration from Tom Lewis, author of The Hudson: A History.

Arts, Culture & Media

Man's best meal?

A new study suggests that people first began domesticating wolves�the ancestors of today's dogs�more for lunch than for loyalty. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Savolainen, lead scientist on the study.

Conflict & Justice

McDonald's Vs. McCurry's

For eight years, McDonald's has been fighting a restaurant in Malaysia called � McCurry. The American fast food giant tried to copyright the �mc� prefix. But Malaysia's Federal Court said: NOT so fast.

Conflict & Justice

Details emerge in terror plot

Three men were convicted on Monday in a British court of plotting to blow up at least seven planes travelling from London to the US and Canada. Prosecutors exposed links between the plotters and a mastermind in Pakistan. Laura Lynch reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the island of Morea in French Polynesia. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from travel writer and expeditioner Jon Bowermaster about the island's reputation among surfers.

Conflict & Justice

Afghanistan's contested election

Afghan election returns released on Tuesday pointed to a first-round victory for incumbent president Hamid Karzai. But the results were immediately questioned as a U.N.-backed watchdog agency said it had found �clear and convincing evidence of fraud�.