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The Two-Way
1:51 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

VIDEO: In Copenhagen, A Very Classy Flash Mob On The Metro

A woman listens to a violinist on the Copenhagen Metro.
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The Two-Way
1:17 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

In Photos: Vladimir Putin Assumes The Presidency In Russia

Police officers carry an anti-Putin protester, who was detained in central Moscow, on Monday.
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As we've reported, Vladimir Putin's return to Russia's presidency was fraught with drama. But a disputed parliamentary election and many unprecedented protests later, Putin took the oath of office for a third time today.

Putin took the oath amid protests. The New York Times reports 300 were detained, following the round up of 400 detained after a surprisingly large anti-Putin demonstration popped up on Sunday.

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Europe
1:03 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Greek, French Voters Hope For Fresh Start

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 1:19 pm

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and a number of Greek incumbents in parliament became the latest victims of growing frustration among voters across Europe over the ongoing debt crisis and widespread austerity measures. President-elect Francois Hollande has promised France a "fresh start."

Opinion
1:03 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Op-Ed: Obama Should Endorse Gay Marriage

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 1:23 pm

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

The president and gay marriage on The Opinion Page this week. Yesterday on NBC's "Meet the Press," David Gregory asked Vice President Joe Biden whether he was comfortable with same-sex marriage now.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "MEET THE PRESS")

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Religion
1:03 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

When Religious Leaders Lose Their Faith

Originally published on Mon May 7, 2012 1:41 pm

Teresa MacBain was pastor of a United Methodist church. In March, she made a confession: She is now an atheist. MacBain, NPR religion correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty and Jerry DeWitt, executive director of Recovering from Religion talk about how losing faith changes lives and communities.

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