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Behind the Egyptian Crisis: Resource Stress?

The ongoing conflict in Egypt has deep roots in history, religion, politics and economics. But journalist Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed says another underlying cause is a growing resource crisis--shortages of food, water, energy, and a booming population.

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Young soldiers in Iraq

Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with New York Times correspondent Dexter Filkins about the many young soldiers he's met while covering the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Canadian census controversy

Canada asks a lot more questions when it comes to collecting census information. Some Canadians say the forms violate their privacy. So Canada is dropping some questions, and considering making participation voluntary. Derek Stoffel reports from Toronto.

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Finding jobs for France's older workers

It's likely that the French government's plan to raise the minimum retirement age to 62 will become law. Labor unions are now saying it's time to do something to help French people over 50 find work or keep their jobs. Correspondent Anita Elash reports.