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  • Bill Glucroft, an American Jew living in Berlin, chats with visitors from his box in the most controversial portion of the Berlin Jewish Museum's exhibition "The Whole Truth."
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    9:16pm Apr 05, 2013
    World News World News Arts Religion

    Jewishness On Display: 'Truth' By Way Of Discomfort

    A new exhibit in Berlin's Jewish Museum is intentionally provocative. The point, one curator says, is to "get people talking about how they perceive Jews, particularly in Germany today." At the center of the controversy is a display in which a Jewish person sits inside a glass showcase and answers questions from visitors.
  • Ruben Aguilar (right), 85, spoke with his friend Bill Luna, 77, about being deported to Mexico at age 6: "I grew up when that happened. From 6 years old, all of a sudden I felt like I was 15."
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    10:49am Apr 05, 2013

    Drafted To Fight For The Country That Hurt Him

    Ruben Aguilar, 85, was forcibly deported with his family from the U.S. to Mexico at age 6. While his parents were not American citizens, he was, and at 18, he was drafted by the U.S. Army. Aguilar is a man who "got hurt by his country, came back to this country and is going to die in his country."
  • The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels soar over the Florida Keys during a March 23 air show. The group has canceled several air shows in April and May, reportedly owing to budget cuts.
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    10:09am Apr 05, 2013
    National National Economy Politics & Government

    Sequester Scorecard: A Month Later, Effects Still Up In Air

    Automatic federal budget cuts that kicked in March 1 have had little initial impact in many parts of the government. In a few programs, however, the effect has been real and painful as the government has begun cutting $85 billion from its spending through the end of September.
  • 8:50am Apr 05, 2013

    Researchers Look Into Shakespeare's Finances

    They report the great playwright did not entirely make his living in the theater. He was also a merchant, a moneylender and a tax dodger. In 1598, he was prosecuted for hoarding grain during a famine.
  • 8:50am Apr 05, 2013

    Moscow Man Can't Wait For Summer Weather

    The man was picketing Moscow's Hydrometeorological Center wearing swim trunks and holding a sign that read: "Let Summer Come Faster." Russian forecasters now predict that "everything will thaw fast" — adding, "we are meeting him halfway."
  • 8:50am Apr 05, 2013

    Novartis Loses Patent Battle In India

    India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent a new version of a cancer drug. It's a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.
  • 8:50am Apr 05, 2013
    World News World News

    Nelson Mandela's Condition Seems To Be Improving

    Public expressions of concern are on full display as South Africans monitor the hospitalization of anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela. The 94 year old is being treated for pneumonia.
  • 8:50am Apr 05, 2013

    YouTube Announcement Scares Some

    The video-sharing website announced on Sunday that it was shutting down. Executives said the site was actually designed as an 8-year contest to find the best video on the web. Just a reminder, the announcement was made early — on the day before April Fools Day.
  • 8:50am Apr 05, 2013
    Sports Sports

    NCAA Men's Men's Basketball Tourney Down To 4

    Top overall seed Louisville will face Wichita State at the Georgia Dome next Saturday, while Michigan takes on Syracuse in the other national semifinal. The winners advance to the April 8 championship.