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From The Border To The Fortune 500

Hector Ruiz is one of the few Latinos who have led Fortune 500 companies. He grew up poor in a small coal-mining town in Mexico. He shined shoes to help his family get by, and walked across the U.S.-Mexico border each day to go to high school in Texas. Host Michel Martin talks with him about his new memoir, Slingshot.

China Calls Planned U.S.-Japan Drills 'Provocative'

The announcement of the military exercises comes as China and Japan square off over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Dozens Killed In Collapse Of Bangladesh Garment Complex

Officials say the eight-story building on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, housed several garment factories. More than 85 people are dead, and officials expect the toll to rise.

Violent Protests In Paris After Same-Sex Marriage Law Passes

Opponents of the new law threw bottles, cans and metal bars. Police responded with tear gas. President Francois Hollande has appealed for calm.

How Anger Has Festered In Russia Republic Of Chechnya

Two Chechen brothers are the main suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. David Greene talks to author Oliver Bullough about life in Chechnya, and the experience of Chechen immigrants. Among other books, Bullough is the author of: Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus.

Syria Accused Of Repeatedly Using Chemical Weapons

Officials from France, Britain and Israel claim chemical weapons have been used in Syria. President Obama has warned Syria that the use of chemical weapons would be a red line. U.S. officials say they are looking into the latest allegations of chemical-weapons use but have not come to the same conclusions that others have.

Egypt's Jon Stewart Says He Won't Back Down Amid Charges

Bassem Youssef, the wildly popular host of an Egyptian political satire TV show, pokes fun at Egypt's president, Islamists and others. But he's now facing a slew of legal suits accusing him of everything from insulting the president to apostasy. His legal troubles are in many ways a test case for freedom of speech in the new Egypt.