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Though Mayor Bloomberg didn't call in the tanks, New York City police officers were filmed using pepper spray on 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters in a clearance of the city's downtown Zuccotti Park. Read more»

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President Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus share a toast during a luncheon at Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday.

Real diplomacy doesn’t happen to the sound of applause. In recent weeks, it seems Obama has come to understand this and has shown a change in the White House’s game plan when it comes to international affairs. Read more» 1