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In Storied Hastings, English Fishermen Worry About Overfishing, Competition

In the ancient town of Hastings on England's south coast, fishermen go to sea in small, ten meter boats, much as their forebears did. One fisherman dates his family back to the 1580s. Now they face competition from big boats and worry that overfishing will ruin their livelihood. Their work is dangerous. They often have to go out in rough seas to support their families. Now and then a fisherman is lost at sea and when that happens, one wife says, "the fishermen stick together and help each other — always."
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Vladimir Putin Says He'll Free The Jailed Oil Tycoon Who Criticized Him

Russian president Vladimir Putin says he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky as part of an amnesty passed by Russia's parliament for thousands in prison or under investigation. For more on the potential release of Khodorkovksy, who was once the wealthiest man in Russia, Melissa Block talks to Susan Glasser, editor of Politico magazine.
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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Goes To CAR To Appeal For Peace

U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power made a rare visit Thursday to the chaotic Central African Republic. She appealed to all parties to pull back from the abyss. The nation has been riven by conflict that's broken down along religious lines since a coup in March.
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Russian Amnesty Likely To Free Greenpeace Activists, Pussy Riot Members

Russia's parliament has passed a measure that could grant amnesty to thousands of people in prison or under investigation in the justice system. The amnesty could mean freedom for some people arrested during anti-government protests, such as members of the punk band Pussy Riot and the crew of the Greenpeace vessel Arctic Sunrise, but critics say it's really notable for the prisoners who would not be freed. They also say it's another example of how justice in Russia is subverted to the will of one man, rather than independent institutions.
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Dennis Rodman In North Korea 'To Open Doors For America'

The visit is the ex-NBA star's third to the country this year. He says he'll visit strongman Kim Jong Un, a man he's described as his "friend for life."
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Dozens Hurt In Ceiling Collapse At London's Apollo Theatre

Authorities say nearly 90 are injured, several of them seriously, after the collapse in the city's West End.
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Geeky Gamers Feast Upon Settlers Of Catan Cookbook

Deconstructed salads and nachos go in hexagonal bowls that mimic the layout of the German board game with a cult following. Cookbook author Chris-Rachel Oseland says that the recipes are perfect for die-hard players with dietary restrictions.
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Jurors Hear Kate Middleton's Voicemails; Some From William

At the London trial of editors for the now-defunct News of the World, prosecutors played recordings of messages left by Prince William for his then-girlfriend. Editors from the tabloid are on trial for their alleged roles in the hacking scandal.
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Virginia Family Helps Adopted Daughter Explore Her Roots

Ten years after adopting a baby girl from China, Christine Romboletti is taking her daughter back, to learn more about her roots.

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Hold The Cheese: Israelis Sway Domino's To Make Vegan Pizza

In America, pizza chains try to outdo each other by layering ever-more cheese on pies. But in Israel, vegans have convinced one pizza giant to take it all off. Bowing to a campaign from a group that promotes the vegan lifestyle in Israel, Domino's has added cheese-less pizzas to its menu there.

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