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Today's coverage: World reaction to Obama speech, and more

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• Peter Ford also writes on the first official mention of the Tiananmen Square events in a Chinese newspaper – twenty years after the news broke.

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• Scott Peterson is in Iran as it marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Khomeini, founder of the Islamic republic.

• The surprise decision by the Organization of American States to reopen its doors to Cuba is touted as a political and diplomatic victory by both Latin America's and Washington's left. But Tim Rogers reports that Cuba and most analysts say it's unlikely to lead to a "new dawn" in US-Latin American relations or even US-Cuban relations.

• Murray Carpenter Canada is worried about the flood of guns from the US being used in crimes.

Ben Quinn in London assesses the declining prospects for Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

In US news ...

Mark Trumbull looks at the impact of rising mortgage rates on struggling housing sector.

• If California bans baby bottles made with BPA, will the rest of the country follow? Minnesota outlawed the substance last month, and on Tuesday a proposal to ban it passed the California assembly. A grassroots-led fight against the substance has led to proposed bans in Massachusetts, Hawaii, Illinois, and Michigan. The chemical lobby is fighting back, and the FDA has yet to draw conclusions.

Alexandra Marks, on Sonia Sotomayor's Bronx home turf, finds pride as well as bewilderment at charges that she is a "reverse racist."

• In his latest stop on his Recession Road Trip, Bill Glauber finds a relentlessly sunny mayor in America's "coolest small town."

• Productivity is up, but worker hours are way down. Laurent Belsie blogs.

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