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Revealing a lie of forbidden love

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the director of a documentary about con-artist Norma Khouri. Khouri became an international sensation in 2003 for her debut novel, "Forbidden Love." It was billed as the true-life story of the honor-killing of Khouri's best friend in Jordan. Turns out, Khouri made up the story. Critics say her con damaged efforts to reform laws to protect women in Jordan, and exposes Westerners' willingness to believe the worst of the Middle East.

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Geo Answer and Global Hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe. Two of Zimbabwe's leading protest poets, Comrade Fatso and Outspoken, grew up on the streets of Harare. They speak with anchor Marco Werman about their hip-hop street poetry.

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''A Drifting Life''

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Adrian Tomine about Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi's new autobiographical graphic novel, "A Drifting Life." Tomine edited the English language edition of the book.

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Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman speaks to musician Fareed Haque about his latest endeavor -- the Flat Earth Ensemble. The band's name was inspired by a recent book by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

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World Digital Library Goes Live

A UNESCO project went online today. It's the World Digital Library. It's a collaboration among libraries and cultural institutions around the world that are making some of their treasures available on line. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.