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Company Ties Shoes And Ethics Together

Gideon Shoes makes handcrafted hip-hop sneakers inspired, designed and marketed by young people at a youth center in a tough suburb of Sydney. But the company is struggling to balance its values with the brutal realities of production and competition.
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How Murdoch's Aussie Papers Cover Climate Change

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sells an overwhelming majority of all newspapers read in his native Australia and holds a controlling interest in the leading cable news channel. With such dominance, the Murdoch press there draws careful scrutiny of how it covers sensitive issues.
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Indian Engineers Build A Stronger Society With School Lunch Program

The program, which is run by engineers, currently feeds 1.3 million children, making it one of the largest school lunch programs in the world. The program is so cost-effective it's become a Harvard Business School case study.
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Rebel Groups Vie For Power In Mali

The Tuareg rebels who have seized control of northern Mali have declared independence.
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Homelessness Becomes A Crime In Hungary

Laws in Hungary have criminalized homelessness at a time when the country is in financial crisis and poverty is on the rise. Homeless advocates say the laws are too harsh, but proponents argue the crackdown is a necessary step in the road to cleaning up the country.
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Buy American

Despite the popularity of slogans like, "Buy American" and “Proudly Made in the U.S.A.,” America’s trade deficits continue to soar. We look at new—and old—ideas for addressing trade imbalances.

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The Pursuit and Capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, will soon face charges in front of a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay. We explore the pursuit and capture of a dynamic and dangerous man.

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Speed Trap Nabs Driver Who Suggested It

A Swedish man got tired of drivers speeding through his neighborhood. Henrik Ismarker sent a Twitter message to the Stockholm police asking them to step up enforcement. The next day, according to a local news organization, police were on duty. A cop pulled over a speeding car, and the driver turned out to be the very same guy who had complained.

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