Cronin: North Korea test a blow to China
Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, says North Korea’s nuclear test puts serious strain on an already complicated, but critical, relationship between Pyongyang and Beijing. (February 12, 2013)
Time for Lance Armstrong to tell the truth: author - Rough Cuts
Lance Armstrong Monday was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport. Sportswriter John Wilcockson, author of the book “Lance: The Making of the World’s Greatest Champion,” tells Reuters TV that it is time for Armstrong to come clean about his alleged role in the doping scandal.
South African police open fire on striking miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine, leaving several bloodied corpses lying on the ground.
A Reuters cameraman says he saw at least seven bodies after the shooting, which occurred when police laying out barricades of barbed wire were outflanked by some of an estimated 3,000 miners massed on a rocky outcrop near the mine, northwest of Johannesburg.
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Playing chicken with the First Amendment: Chick-fil-A set off a firestorm when it took aim at gay marriage; boycotts were immediately called and the Muppets were caught in the middle. But did the chicken officially cross the free speech line when mayors talked about boycotting the fast food chain?