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Haiti's slow reconstruction

Despite the billions of dollars pledged, reconstruction has been painfully slow. A million people live in tents in the capital and symbolic buildings still lie in ruins. Still, some neighborhoods are coming back to life. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.

Global Politics

US Navy gets budget cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to save the Department of Defense more than $150 billion over the next five years. $35 billion of those proposed savings would come from cuts to the US Navy. The World's Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

South Sudan referendum under way

The people of South Sudan have been voting for the second day of an independence referendum. Turnout wasn't as heavy as on the first day, but correspondents said voters appeared to be just as determined. Matthew Brunwasser reports from Juba.

Global Politics

Why Sudan may split

Jennifer Cooke directs the Africa program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. She talks with Lisa Mullins about the twists and turns in Sudan's history that lead to today's historic referendum.

Conflict & Justice

Using DNA spray to catch thieves

Reporter Clark Boyd tells us that businesses in Britain, Holland and Belgium are using synthetic DNA to spray thieves and shoplifters. When the police catch a suspect, all they need is an ultraviolet light and a cotton swab to begin their investigation.

Sports

California sports arena

Take your seat now for the Geo Quiz: the sports stadium we'd like you to name this time borrows its name from Rome's famous amphitheater. It's been home to three professional sports teams: The Athletics, the Raiders and the Earthquakes.