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Conflict & Justice

Green Zone handover

Today, Iraqi forces took over control of the security checkpoints into the Baghdad Green Zone. It's another step toward US withdrawal from the country. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with George Packer, author 'The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq.'

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We were looking for the Arab city that was home to the Thousand-and-One Nights, and where there's now a surge in plastic surgery. The answer is Baghdad. The BBC's Jim Muir reports on the rise in demand in Baghdad for comestic transformations.

Politics

Final resting place of Copernicus

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus is famous for figuring out that the Earth revolves around the sun. For nearly five centuries the location of Copernicus' earthly remains was a mystery. Now the case is cracked: We're wondering if you know where?

Politics

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz was inspired by the stories of Sinbad the Sailor. In ?One Thousand and One Nights,? Sinbad recounts his voyages on the high seas. The question we asked was, which sea? A conservative group in Egypt is calling for the book to be banned..