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Mexico's former ruling party in a comeback

The party that ruled Mexico for seven decades, the Institutional Revolutionary Party or PRI, may be ready to make its comeback. The party has been busy delivering popular programs on the local level, while the current ruling party of President Felipe Calderon is struggling on the national level. The World's Lorne Matalon reports from Mexico City.

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The life of Dr. William Close

We remember the late Doctor William Close who passed away last month. He was the father of actress Glenn Close, and once the personal doctor of the president of Zaire. While there he worked to stop the first Ebola epidemic in Zaire. Anchor Marco Werman talks to a friend and colleague of Dr. Close, Dr. Joel Breman, of the National Institutes of Health.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Sicilian town of Salemi. It's where a huge collection of videos, films, and movies are being sent as a charitable contribution after a video store named Kim's Video in New York City closed for good. Anchor Marco Werman gets details of the video exchange from merchant Youngman Kim and Italian arts promoter Franca Pauli.

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Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman asks Rounder Records VP Scott Billington what that label's big scoop-up at the Grammys for Allison Krauss and Robert Plant's "Raising Sand" means for indy label artists around the globe.

Conflict & Justice

Journalist told to leave Sudan

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with journalist Heba Aly, one of the few foreign journalists allowed to report from inside Sudan...until now. She was just told to leave the country. The International Criminal Court is deciding whether to charge Sudan's president with war crimes, and his government has launched a massive security crackdown.

Conflict & Justice

Murder in Russia

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on the recent murders of a journalist and a human rights lawyer in Moscow. The Russian government denies the killings had anything to do with politics. But others suspect otherwise.

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New menu for British military

The British military is updating its rations, offering hungry soldiers new less-than-traditional British fare such as Chicken Tikka Masala and cassava stew. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jay Rayner, restaurant critic for the London Observer, who sampled some of the new offerings.

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Geo answer

Today's answer is Mauritania, the next stop on a fantastical flight led by pilot Neil Laughton. Laughton is travelling in a flying car from London, England, to Timbuktu in Mali. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Laughton about his "Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang"-style adventure.