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World War I Blogger

The World's Clark Boyd has an update on a blog that posts letters written by a soldier during World War One; the letters are posted by the soldier's grandson exactly 90 years after each was written.

Report says Britain a terror target

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Gwyn Prins, one of the authors of a report released in Britain today that says the United Kingdom is a "soft target" for terrorists.

Geo answer

Today's answer is the English county of Cornwall, where a bundle of cocaine worth millions of dollars washed up on a local beach recently. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with wildlife photographer, Marijka de Boer, the woman who stumbled upon it.

Global Politics

France's role in Chad

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with writer James Traub about French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and France's relationship with the troubled African nation of Chad. Traub profiled Kouchner for last Sunday's New York Times Magazine.

Words courtesy of Milton

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paradise, as in "Paradise Lost," the title of a poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton. Milton's poetry may have sounded "other-wordly" in his own time, simply because he invented new words to use in his work. The World's Alex Gallafent tells us that many of those words are still in use today.

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