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Ferrari Stunt In China Causes Local Uproar

Authorities in the Chinese city of Nanjing are under fire after a publicity stunt that involved a high-end Ferrari and a Ming dynasty wall. The event was marking Ferrari's 20 years in China. The driver of Ferrari literally burned rubber on top of the wall, leaving tire marks atop the 600-year-old wall. The Chinese have taken to the Internet to voice their complaints. Audie Cornish talks with Rob Gifford, China editor for the Economist, about the incident.
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As Egypt's Economy Stalls, Energy Sector Booms

The Egyptian economy has taken some big hits since the revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak. But the energy sector is flourishing as the government continues to sign production agreements with international oil and gas firms. But in the new Egypt, more and more questions are being raised about the nature of those agreements.
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Bomb Plot: Secrets Didn't Stay Secret For Long

In the post-Sept. 11 world, intelligence operations are discussed much more freely. This was evident once again with the foiled bomb plot in Yemen. Despite the sensitivity of the case, the details have come out quickly.
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Agent, Double Agent Or Mole? Which Was The Underwear Bomb Character?

Many stories have called him a double agent. That doesn't seem to be correct. He was, at least, an agent. But mole might be the best word for what he was.
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What Our Gut Microbes Say About Us

While U.S. adults have relatively uniform microbe colonies in their guts, adults in Malawi and Amazonia have much more diverse populations. Scientists are still struggling with why that is and what it means.
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What Iraq's Oil Boom Means For The Global Market

In a remarkable shift, Iraq's oil exports jumped by 20 percent since January, and the country exported more oil in April than in any month since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990. Energy expert Daniel Yergin discusses how Iraq's oil wealth is driving the Iraqi economy and reshaping the global oil market.
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The Unintended Consequences Of Libya's Revolution

The fall of Colonel Moammar Gadhafi's regime in Libya was hailed as one of the great successes of the Arab Spring. More than six months later, attacks continue on the prime minister's compound and well-armed mercenary fighters and stockpiles of weapons have made their way into Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Mexican Crime Reporters Risk Becoming The Story

Four Mexican journalists who covered the police beat in crime-ridden Veracruz were recently killed, adding to the long list of slain reporters. Critics say government efforts to protect journalists have been ineffective. Amid the fear, self-censorship is on the rise.

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