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Cruise Ship's Salvage A Wreck For Italian Island

Last January, an apparent act of maritime bravado went terribly wrong a few yards from the shore of a Tuscan island. The mega-cruise ship Costa Concordia still lies on its side off the shore, a massive reminder of a tragedy that's altering the island's economy and environment.
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Toil And Trouble: Eurozone Pot Continues To Boil

There was more gloomy news for the eurozone this week. Italy's debt rating was lowered, people in Spain took to the streets and Germany's highest court heard arguments against measures central to efforts to contain the crisis. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the week's financial news.
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Power To The Pedal: Sky Stands Out In Tour De France

Saturday is Bastille Day, and the Tour de France is underway. Nearly 200 cyclists have just finished a grueling three-day stretch in the mountains and are headed down to the southern coast. Host Scott Simon talks about the race and its so-called doping era with reporter Joe Lindsey of Bicycling Magazine.
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Vive La France ... And Its High Taxes On The Wealthy

The French celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday, and in the name of equality, new President François Hollande plans to massively raise taxes on the rich. Most of the French — including some of the rich — support the move.
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Osama's Driver Freed In Latest Guantanamo Release

Ibrahim al-Qosi was released and sent home this week. Now, 168 detainees remain, down from a high of 680 in May 2003. It's part of the Obama administration's quiet effort to reduce numbers at the prison.
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Thousands Of British Troops On Olympic Guard Duty

When a private firm failed to meet its promise of providing enough guards for the Olympics, the British military was called in to "mind the gap" in security. A reported 3,500 British troops, some of them just back from Afghanistan, will step in to help guard Olympic venues.

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