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Global Politics

US contractor Alan Gross starts a hunger strike in hopes of being released from a Cuban military prison

US Contractor Alan Gross has been imprisoned in Cuba for the last four years on charges of spying. He's now going on a hunger strike. He says it's to protest both the Cuban and US government. Peter Kornbluh, of the National Security Archive, explains the real danger of Gross doing such a move, both for the contractor and for US Cuban relations.

Conflict & Justice

Bradley Manning Trial Continues

The court martial against Bradley Manning is in its second week. The Army private has already admitted leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents and US State Department cables. He is still facing charges that could result in a life sentence.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Annapolis, Maryland, where a team of anthropologists from the University of Maryland has uncovered a bundle of artifacts used by African slaves for religious rites. The discovery may shed new light on the life of slaves in America. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Mark Leone, head of the team that made the discovery.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we were looking for the Baltic country that declared its independence twice in the 20th century, first from the Russian Empire, and then from the Soviet Union. That country is Latvia. And it's celebrating its National Day today. The World's David Leveille has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Annapolis, Maryland, where a team of anthropologists from the University of Maryland has uncovered a bundle of artifacts used by African slaves for religious rites. The discovery may shed new light on the life of slaves in America. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Mark Leone, head of the team that made the discovery.