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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

Lack of reading in the Arab world

A recent UN report suggests that less than 2% of the population in the Arab world reads even one book a year and that one-third of Arabs are illiterate. The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Damascus on what some Arabs see as a 'reading crisis.'

Conflict & Justice

Green Zone handover

Today, Iraqi forces took over control of the security checkpoints into the Baghdad Green Zone. It's another step toward US withdrawal from the country. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with George Packer, author 'The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq.'