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The Global Afterlife Of Your Donated Clothes

The deadly collapse of a textile factory in Bangladesh has heightened awareness about cheap clothes. Many Americans have become used to inexpensive clothing, but the garments are also discarded at a remarkable rate: Billions of pounds of clothing are recycled each year; nearly half is exported.
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Beijing Angry Over North Korea's Seizure Of Chinese Fishermen

North Korea's capture of a Chinese fishing boat and its crew of 16 has angered Beijing, adding to its concern over Pyongyang's recent provocations.
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Life In Argentina's 'Little School' Prison Camp

During Argentina's so-called Dirty War, thousands were abducted and taken to secret prisons like a place known as "the little school," where many were tortured and killed. Guest host Jennifer Ludden talks to a former prisoner, Alicia Partnoy, about her disappearance and her time there.
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Pope Francis Puts The Poor Front And Center

Shunning the formalities of his office and focusing on poverty, Pope Francis is drawing a sharp contrast between his 2-month-old papacy and those of his predecessors.
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Germany May Have Paid A Price For Its Financial Power

Germans had to finance bailouts for countries like Greece, and imposed austerity measures in return. Those who disapprove may have struck back. People across the continent and beyond watched the Eurovision song contest. The German entry finished near the bottom, with countries giving the Germans no points at all

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