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Iran launches research rocket

Iran announced today that it has launched a research rocket into space. The rocket is carrying a mouse, two turtles, and about a dozen worms. John Pike is Director of That's a defense information website based in Alexandria, Virginia.

Business, Finance & Economics

Olympic Buzz

The Olympics are nine days away. It took seven years of planning and preparation to get ready for 17 days in February. But people involved with the Games are hoping the Olympic glow will last a lot longer than just a few weeks. Jason Margolis has more.

Global Politics

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

For decades, the writer Ludmilla Petrushevskaya was banned in the Soviet Union. She wrote stories about domestic despair and Soviet censors demanded optimism. Today she's a living legend in Russia. Kiera Feldman reports.

Global Politics

Al Qaeda defectors

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with former 9/11 Commission counsel Michael Jacobson about his study on people who defect from Al Qaeda. Jacobson is now with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Arts, Culture & Media

The science of a shootout

It's a standard feature of old Hollywood westerns. A shootout between a good guy and a bad guy. The bad guy reaches for his gun first. And he loses. But why? Now there's some science to back it up ? kind of. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.