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Top Videos for April 24th, 2009

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CBS - Torture Controversy Heats Up

Capitol Hill lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are denying they knew anything about waterboarding during the war in Iraq as a possible investigation is pending, reports Thalia Assuras. (Apr 24)

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CBS - Investors Await Stress Tests

Crucial regional banks are expected to fail the Fed's "stress tests," reports Priya David. Maggie Rodriguez speaks to Sen. Chris Dodd from the Senate Banking Committee. (Apr 24)

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NYT - Asia Pacific: U.S. Concerns as Taliban Advance

As the Taliban move further into Pakistan, taking over Buner, a district that is just 70 miles northwest of Islamabad, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff meets with Pakistani military leaders, again. (Apr 24)

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AFP - Taliban fighters patrol streets of Buner in Pakistan

Taliban fighters controlling the Pakistan district of Buner are to withdraw by Friday evening, a spokesman for the militants said. More than 100 paramilitary police have reinforced regular police stations across the northwest district. (Apr 24)

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CBS - Nearly 80 Dead In Iraq Suicide Attacks

Thursday marked the deadliest day on Iraq in over a year with nearly 80 dead in two separate suicide attacks. UTTM Military Analyst Col. Mitch Mitchell (Ret.) discusses Iraqi security and the movement of U.S. troops out of Iraq and into Afghanistan. (Apr 24)

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AFP - Iraq's illiterate hit the books

First repression, then war, have kept some Iraqi women from learning how to read. A new programme financed by the United States is changing that, based on the belief that education will empower poor women and keep them from joining radical groups. (Apr 24)


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CBS - Obama Cracks Down On Credit Card Lenders

President Obama has announced plans to crack down on credit card companies who are raising interest rates and slashing customer credit lines. Kelli Grant, Sr. Consumer Reporter for SmartMoney.com, weighs in. (Apr 24)

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CBS - Jacked Up Interest Rates

The banking industry collects more than $15 billion a year in credit card penalty fees, a tenth of its revenue. President Obama wants new legislation to protect consumers. Anthony Mason reports. (Apr 23)

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AFP - Jacob Zuma can "smell victory"

South Africa's ruling party leader Jacob Zuma said Thursday he could smell victory in general elections, addressing 2,000 cheering supporters at the African National Congress party headquarters in Johannesburg. The ANC was hovering around the two-thirds mark in initial poll returns in a vote expected to launch Mr. Zuma into the presidency. (Apr 23)

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CBS - Clean Coal Dilemma

Energy CEO Jim Rogers wants to substantially reduce his plants' carbon footprint by 2050. But NASA climatologist Jim Hanson says we only have 20 years to make that achievement. (Apr 23)

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