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To understand life in East Germany, all you need is this board game

The board game called Bürokratopoly isn't about getting filthy rich, though players might feel filthy after they're done playing. The popular German game was created by dissidents in communist East Germany years ago as a satire about power and corruption. Now it has become a teaching tool for German kids trying to understand what it was like to live in the Communist East.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

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Citizenship? No thanks, I'll pass for now

Along with gaining the right to vote and the responsibility of serving on a jury, some studies show new citizens make clear economic gains as well. But not everyone buys it. Naturalization rates in the US are extremely low. Of the more than 8 million people with a US green card, less than 40 percent will go on to naturalize. That's nearly a third of the naturalization rate in our neighbor to the north, Canada.

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Hackers Set Sights on Skype

Skype is an encrypted service, which means it should be safe from eavesdropping. But it turns out it is not immune to hacking. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steve Stecklow, an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal about hacking Skype.

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Update from Libya

Rebels in the port city of Misrata said they took over the local airport. The European Union announced it's to open an office in Benghazi. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs.