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Conflict

The new carry-on device ban is reportedly about al-Qaeda and ISIS bombs

Laptops, tablets, cameras and other items larger than cellphones are banned on passenger cabins of direct US-bound flights from certain airports in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, and Jordan. Britain imposed similar restrictions on flights from six countries, while France and Canada said they were considering their own measures.

Business

Rio's best café lets you pay what you want

There are no cashiers. No cash registers. No computers to ring up bills and no credit card machines. Instead, there is just a bowl, into which people drop voluntary cash amounts. Remarkably, the honor system is working, says Curto Café’s owner.

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Norwegian seaport

For the Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Norwegian seaport up above the Arctic Circle: It's in the extreme northeast corner of Norway, near the border with Russia. This northern city is also the northern-most stop for the Hurtigruten cruise line.

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Traveling in Charley's Footsteps

In the fall of 1960, John Steinbeck climbed into a camper truck and started driving. He and his standard poodle Charley roamed for ten thousand miles, completing a circuit around the U.S. The result of their exploration was the book "Travels With Charlie"

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Northern sled dog race

For today's Geo Quiz: The Yukon Quest is under way. 25 mushers and their sled dogs left Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory on Sunday. They're headed northwest to Fairbanks, Alaska — 1,000 miles away, as the dogs run. Where's the halfway poi

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Ice breaks off glacier in New Zealand

Following an earthquake in Christchurch, a 30-million ton chunk of ice broke off the Tasman Glacier into the Tasman Lake. Tourists were on a pontoon boat just as the ice broke off. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the boat's skipper, Mark Bascand.

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Zero emissions race

You need a pretty big battery to drive an electric car for hundreds of miles a day. That's what participants in the 'Zero Emissions Race' did. The race began last August and ended today in a Swiss city that we want you to name…

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Baghdisneyland

Faith and news analyst Jason Mantzoukas discuss the new amusement park being built in Baghdad by the firm that designed Disneyland.

Environment

Melting at the Top of the World

Global warming is having a dramatic impact in the Himalayas, where the glaciers are melting at a rapid pace. One local mountain climber has started a campaign to educate villagers and trekkers alike about the effects of climate change on the mountains.