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How Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe clung to power.
Obama shifts emphasis on Iraq and is accused of backtracking on withdrawal plans.
Erik Lundegaard discusses the importance of movie critics.
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In a daring raid, the Colombian military rescues Betancourt and 14 other hostages.
Are Muslims allowed to hide their faith?
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Is a War Room Really a Room?
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