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An Amazing Life: Robert de La Rochefoucauld, World War II Saboteur

The French count was a legend for his behind-the-lines work as a secret agent for the British. Twice he was captured and condemned to death by the Nazis. Twice he escaped to conduct more espionage. He recently died.
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Despite Grim Headlines, Africa Is Booming

Headlines about war and famine dominate much of the news out of Africa, but six out of the ten fastest growing economies in the world are there. That growth is affecting the continent's culture, which has become increasingly globalized with Internet cafes, international business and technology.
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In France, The (Abandoned) Dog Days Of Summer

Every summer, French vacationers abandon an estimated 100,000 pets as people head off on long vacations. They say it's too expensive to find someone to care for the animals, and they can't bring them along. A campaign against the practice is under way.
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Heir To Billions May Have Lived With Wife's Body For Days In Britain

Police are investigating how long Eva Rausing had been dead and whether her husband — heir to a packaging fortune — was still living in their home for some of that time.
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El Salvador's Streets Safer, Thanks To Gang Truce

El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world. But police say murders have been cut in half since March. That's when a former guerilla and a catholic bishop brokered a truce between two of the country's most violent gangs. Guest host Maria Hinojosa talks with Alex Sanchez, a former gang member, and director of the gang intervention group Homies Unidos. Hinojosa is also joined by Carlos Dada, editor of an online newspaper in El Salvador.
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Heartbreak Again As 520 More Genocide Victims Are Buried In Srebrenica

In a sad annual ritual, the latest victims to be identified from among the more than 8,000 who were massacred there in 1995 were interred today.
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Afghanistan: Lessons Learned (And Unlearned)

Author Rajiv Chandrasekaran joins Kojo to explore the war within the war for Afghanistan.

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