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Young Afghan Entrepreneur Capitalizes On Opportunities

Fahim Hashemi, 33, built a conglomerate from scratch. He owns a TV channel, an airline and supplies the Afghan National Army with boots and fuel. He got his start early in the war as a translator to U.S. and British forces.
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Wal-Mart Won't Sign Pact, Has Own Way To Protect Workers

Following a factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,000 people, Wal-Mart has declined to join a multi-company factory safety accord to try to prevent future disasters. Instead, the world's largest retailer announced its own set of inspection and safety measures.
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'Revolutions' Unfold Within Oil Industry

In the stodgy world of global oil, we don't hear the term revolution tossed around very often. But oil analysts are watching dramatic change take place on the supply side of the industry. Things like where the oil is coming from and who is buying it.
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Benghazi Review Board Chair Asks Issa For Chance To Testify

Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering says he and Adm. Michael Mullen should be allowed to clear up 'unfounded' criticisms against the investigative board.
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Road Crew In Belize Destroys Ancient Pyramid

Only a small core of the 2,300-year-old Mayan structure remains after earth-moving equipment destroyed the rest, archaeologists say.
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A Sign Of Disunity? Iranian Candidates Jockey For Position

The country is gearing up for a presidential election next month, and the lack of a clear front-runner, analysts say, is a sign the political elite isn't united behind a single candidate. The late entrance of a former president, in particular, will likely alter the shape of the race.
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Living On The Border, Driven — Literally — Underground

After living underground in the United States — figuratively speaking — some undocumented immigrants deported to the Mexican border city of Tijuana have been driven — quite literally — underground. They're living in holes along Tijuana's fetid sewage canal for protectiona gainst police.

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