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Alleged CAR militia leaders reject ICC charges

Top of The World: Two suspected militia leaders from the Central African Republic on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of war crimes. And, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that an independent commission, shaped like the 9/11 Commission, will further investigate the deadly Jan. 6. insurrection. Also, according to a new poll as part of the “State of Hate: Far-right extremism in Europe” report released on Tuesday, “[a]t least a quarter of Europeans have negative feelings toward Muslims."


The world is 4 million teachers short. Here's how to solve that.

When you don't have enough teachers in a town, state, or country, what do you do? Find and train a person, one expert says, “who’s really committed, and has a sense of caring, a sense of conviction to impart knowledge. If they have certain basic knowledge in terms of the content, I think we can give them the skills to make them" effective teachers.

Global Scan

Iranians build an American aircraft carrier, sort of

Is Iran expecting relations with the US to go south again? US officials say Iran is building a replica of the aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz — seemingly as a propaganda ploy. An imam who spoke for al-Qaeda after 9/11 says he became the terrorist organization's spokesman by accident. And the pope breaks with Italy's mafia, in today's Global Scan.