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Arts, Culture & Media

NCAA Tournament 2012: Times columnists makes case for paying players

The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament drives billions of dollars in spending every March, but not a dime of it goes for wages for the players. Now sure, their scholarships and the money that pays for them to travel to get there comes from that pool, but one New York Times columnist is among a growing chorus of people saying "pay the players!".

Business, Economics and Jobs

No more Big Macs

In the Geo Quiz we're looking for an island nation where all three McDonald's restaurants will close at the end of the month. And besides being destined to be Big Mac free by Sunday, it's also famous for its glaciers and fjords, and, well, ice.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks: What do New Zealand, Iceland, Japan, Austria and Norway have in common? It turns out they rank as the most peaceful places to live in the world according to the 2010 Global Peace Index. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Global Scan

What's the next best thing to a roll in the mud with pigs?

Chinese pigs need a genetic upgrade, so Britain has graciously offered to help China at a $74 million per year price tag. China may not have bragged about its pigs, but an international test showed Chinese kids at the top of the class. But there's a catch. And Iceland grieves after the the police kill a man, for the first time in the country's history. All that and more, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Dennis Rodman brings his brand of basketball diplomacy back to North Korea

Dennis Rodman's controversial relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un turned another page this week. The former NBA star was in North Korea this week to select and train a North Korean basketball team that will take part in an exhibition game in honor of Kim's birthday. Plus Egyptian activists are thrown in jail and elves — yes, elves — halt a highway project in Iceland, in today's Global Scan.