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'Godmother' Of Cocaine Trade Murdered In Colombia

Griselda Blanco was one of the first and one of the most violent Colombian drug smugglers in the 1970s and 80s. She was shot dead this week in Medellin by an unidentified gunman. Blanco was 69. For more on her life, David Greene talks to Billy Corben, the director of the movie Cocaine Cowboys.
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Oscar Pistorius Seeks Redemption In Race To Be The World's Fastest Amputee

At the Paralympics, the South African double amputee faces his rivals in the 100-meter sprint.
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Richard III's Remains May Reside Under Parking Lot

Archaeologists in Britain have begun looking for the remains of the last English king to die in battle. They believe King Richard III was buried under what is currently a parking lot in the city of Leicester. Robert Siegel talks to Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society, who has been at the dig site.
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Afghan Troops Vetted Again After U.S., NATO Attacks

A top U.S. general in Afghanistan says all 350,000 Afghan troops will be vetted once more in an effort to verify their loyalties and their backgrounds. Already the Afghans have removed as many as 300 Afghan troops who did not measure up. This year there has been a spate of insider attacks on U.S. and NATO troops.
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Canadian Victory Party Interrupted By Gunfire

Robert Siegel talks with Sophie Cousineau, chief Quebec correspondent for The Globe And Mail, about a shooting in Montreal Tuesday night. It happened at a theater where leaders of Quebec's separatist party were celebrating a narrow election win. One person was killed.

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