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Environment

China's earthquake response

The World's Matt Bell reports on the Chinese government's rescue efforts following yesterday's massive earthquake: the government has quickly mobilized troops and assistance - and these efforts have received huge coverage by Chinese news media.

Global Politics

Cass Sunstein

University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein talks about why the best governments subtly trick their citizens into making good decisions and his new book, "Nudge."

Global Politics

Mugabe lashes out at Britain

The World's Matthew Bell reports that Zimbabwe's embattled president Robert Mugabe is showing no signs of compromise, and today, during his first major public speech since the disputed March 29th elections

Global Politics

Zimbabwe uncertainty

Anchor Lisa Mullins gets an update from reporter Laura Lynch on Zimbabwe's drawn-out election process, as three days after voters went to the polls, only partial results are available and an air of tense uncertainty pervades the country.

Global Politics

Bans lifted in Cuba

In the last week, Cuba's government has overturned sweeping bans on goods and services in the county, and so Cuban citizens can now buy computers, microwaves even cell phones

Global Politics

Changes in Saudi Arabia

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Kate Seelye about the strict rules that govern daily life in Saudi Arabia, and how some of those rules are being relaxed by the country's conservative rulers.

Global Politics

Bhutan's first democratic election

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with author Brook Larmer about the upcoming democratic election in Bhutan - the country's first-ever; Larmer's article, "Bhutan's Enlightened Experiment," appears in this month's National Geographic.

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