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CIA chief says al-Qaeda's on the run

CIA Director Michael Hayden told the Washington Post that al-Qaeda is "near strategic defeat" in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, but just how on the ropes is al-Qaeda? The World's Jason Margolis reports.

Lifestyle & Belief

Dunkin' Donuts pulls 'scarf ad'

Dunkin' Donuts canceled one of its online ads this week following complaints about a scarf worn by celebrity chef, Rachel Ray. She was featured in the spot. Critics said that Ray's scarf resembled a keffiyeh, the traditional headdress worn by Arab men, and offered symbolic support for Islamic extremism. Anchor Marco Werman looks at the controversy.

Arts, Culture & Media

Translating Hollywood

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with collector Sam Sarowitz about the different ways Hollywood posters are adapted to market films oversees; Sarowitz is the author of a new book on the subject, "Translating Hollywood."

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz, we're looking for Nepal's largest city. The answer is Kathmandu. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with California art collector Michelle Page about local Nepali artists who specialize in painting portraits of dogs for American pet owners.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global hit

Slovenia meets downtown New York. Guitarist Marc Ribot and Slovenian jazz composer and player Vasko Atanasovski speak with anchor Marco Werman about their upcoming joint performance in Manhattan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Words of war

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with British journalist, Steven Poole about the phrase "cluster bombs" and other war-related words; Poole is the author of "Unspeak: How Words Become Weapons, How Weapons Become a Message"

Mexico battles drug traffickers

The World's Lorne Matalon reports that Mexico is struggling in its war on drug traffickers as violence along the border continues to escalate and recently a private intelligence report questioned whether Mexico is "on the road to becoming a failed state."

Global Politics

Making the people's bicycle

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's James Ingham in Caracas about a joint venture by Venezuela and Iran: the two oil producers are joining forces to produce bicycles in government-run, socialist factories.